The calm waters of Peaceful Bay provide a welcome sanctuary from the rugged and wild south coast.
Just a half an hour drive from Walpole, there is always a lot to see and do at Peaceful Bay including swimming, fishing, boating, diving, 4WDing, and the long areas of beach are great for walkers.
The small town of Peaceful Bay has accommodation in the form of a caravan park and chalets. The mini mart at the caravan park offers limited food supplies and a dine-in or take-away meals service. Public toilets and showers are available as well as a public telephone and cash out facilities.
This area was originally the home of the Minang people and the indigenous name for Peaceful Bay is Kwallup, meaning Sand or Place of Sand.
Peaceful Bay is a part of what was once a large coastal grazing lease, used by landowners from the Warren and Cranbrook areas as summer grazing for their cattle. In the early days of group settlement the idyllic spot was a favourite picnic destination of the settlers, who travelled by horse and cart and gathered for a day’s outing as a break from farm chores.
For many years, a few fishermen’s shacks were the only signs of habitation, but in the late 1950s, 50 leasehold lots were released. These proved so popular over the years that more lots were made available, and there are now more than 250 holiday homes in the area.