Denmark's spectacular beaches and coastline
Once attached to Antarctica, the Denmark coastline displays some of the oldest rocks in the world in a tumble
of boulders, crevices, reefs, bays and pools.
Ocean Beach - great surfing, walking, birdwatching
and swimming (between flags only) or just soak up the scenery. Patrolled
December-April; lifeguard during summer school holidays. District Map East R6
Wilson Head & Lions Lookout - watch the Southern Ocean swells crash against the rocks.
Good fishing but watch for king waves and slippery rocks. District Map East R7
Lights Beach - surfing and fishing but not safe for swimming. A variety of wonderful views and a
great alternative to William Bay National Park during busy times. Unpatrolled. District Map East Q6
Greens Pool - a sheltered natural swimming pool of clear emerald
water, offering snorkelling and scuba
diving. Walk east to Elephant Rocks, or west along the beach to Parry Beach. Ideal for the whole family. Unpatrolled. District Map East O6
Elephant Rocks - massive, rounded boulders set off the shallow waters of this small cove, a short walk
from Greens Pool. Unpatrolled. District Map East O6
Madfish Bay - walk through water to an island, which snakes are known to inhabit. Sheltered
swimming, snorkelling, fishing, exploring. Unpatrolled. District Map East P6
Waterfall Beach - a freshwater stream gushes from the dunes, tumbling over rocks on its way
to the sea. Unpatrolled. District Map East P6
Parry Beach - serviced camping close to the beach; boat launching, swimming, fishing,
exploring. Unpatrolled. District Map West M6
Shelley Beach - dramatic rocky headlands plunge to the sea; spectacular views, fishing,
camping and varied flora and fauna. A favourite spot for hang-gliding and paragliding. Unpatrolled. West Cape Howe Map B5
Cosy Corner Beach - sheltered picnic and fishing spot. Seasonal camping. Unpatrolled. West Cape Howe Map C3
Lowlands Beach - secluded beach with freshwater creek flowing across squeaky white sand.
Platforms for viewing dolphins, whales and the majestic cliffs. Unpatrolled. District Map East X8
Boat Harbour - a sheltered bay on dramatic coastline. Access by 4WD only. Fishing, swimming,
walking, exploring. Unpatrolled. District Map West J7
Peaceful Bay - a wide, sheltered bay (suitable for children) offering swimming, fishing and
boat launching to the Southern Ocean. Unpatrolled. District Map West E7
Conspicuous Cliff - walkways and viewing platform to whale watch in season, see surfers in action,
or just admire the view. Swimming not recommended. Unpatrolled. District Map West C8
Whale watching - July to October
Watching Humpback Whales and Southern Right Whales doing what comes naturally - one of the wonders of the Southern Ocean. There
is no guarantee that these fantastic creatures will put in an appearance at any given time or place, but that makes it all the more
thrilling when they do.
View from one of nature's grandstands along our
rugged coastline, including whale watching lookouts at Conspicuous Cliff and
Lowlands Beach, or take a day trip into Albany for a whale cruise.
More information about fishing in and around Denmark WA