The Southern Forests and Valleys boasts a stunning 140-kilometer coastline that extends from Black Point to Walpole, offering a diverse range of beach experiences for visitors to enjoy.
Heading north along the coast, adventurers will encounter the rugged beauty of Yeagarup, Malimup and Warren beaches. These stretches of sand and sea are renowned for their excellent fishing opportunities. Accessible only by 4WD tracks, reaching these beaches becomes an exciting part of the journey. The thrill of navigating the challenging terrain adds to the overall adventure and allure of these locations.
On the southern end of the region, you’ll find the picturesque towns of Windy Harbour and Walpole with tranquil beaches ideal for activities such as swimming, paddling, and angling. The waters provide a soothing environment, perfect for those seeking relaxation or family-friendly beach outings. The scenic beauty of Windy Harbour and Walpole adds to the overall charm of these destinations, making them popular choices for beachgoers. Windy Harbour, Salmon Beach, Broke Inlet and Walpole are the only coastal areas which are accessible by 2WD vehicle.
If you plan your visit between September and November, you’ll be in for an added treat. During this period, keep a close eye on the waters, as you might be lucky enough to witness the awe-inspiring sight of migrating southern right whales. These magnificent creatures pass through the area during their annual migration, creating a unique and unforgettable experience for those fortunate enough to witness it.
Whether you are an adventure seeker looking for rugged beaches and exciting fishing opportunities or a nature lover seeking tranquility and the chance to spot majestic marine life, the beaches of the Southern Forests and Valleys region have something to offer everyone. With our diverse coastal landscapes and an abundance of recreational activities, this region is a true haven for beach enthusiasts and nature admirers alike.