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.

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    Black Point is a massive outcrop of hexagonal basalt columns formed 135 million years ago by volcanic lava flow.

    Black Point

    Black Point, Black Point Road, Lake Jasper WA
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    Spoiled for choice of beaches to discover along this park’s 130km coastline. Backed by limestone cliffs, large dunes and pounded by waves from the mighty Southern Ocean, these beaches are only accessible by four-wheel drive but are well worth the visit.

    D’Entrecasteaux Beaches

    D'Entrecasteaux National Park, D'Entrecasteaux Drive, Windy Harbour WA
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    Launch a private vessel or join a chartered tour to make your way downstream to the mouth of the Donnelly River.

    Donnelly Boat Landing

    Donnelly River Boat Ramp, Boat Landing Road, Yeagarup WA
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    Named after the Norwegian barque Mandalay, wrecked there in 1911, Mandalay Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Walpole area.

    Mandalay Beach

    Mandalay Beach, Western Australia
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    Walk along a beach with thundering surf beneath rugged cliffs or take in the dramatic coastal scenery from numerous lookouts

    Salmon Beach

    Salmon Beach, Western Australia
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    What more could you want then to drive along a beach, set up the camp chairs, stick a rod in …

    Salmon Fishing

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    Windy Harbour provides visitors with a safe harbour, on a wild coastline and rewarding fishing with stunning views of the Southern Ocean.

    Windy Harbour

    Windy Harbour WA
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    Enjoy magnificent views of the lake and nearby Yeagarup dunes from the boardwalk.


    Yeagerup Dunes, Yeagarup WA
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