Published: Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Beachgoing is at the heart of many Australian summer getaways, and we aim to show you the very best our beautiful state has to offer.

Whether it’s going for a refreshing swim, exploring the waters with a snorkel or simply relaxing on the warm sandy shores, the people of Western Australia are blessed with many beautiful beaches and bays that capture the heart of a true Australian summer.

One such location is Peaceful Bay - located on Western Australia’s south coast about 30km out of the nearby town of Walpole and close to the William Bay National Park, the name speaks for itself. 

This slice of beach evokes relaxation and comfort - but winding down isn’t the only thing to do while you’re here. Let us show you everything Peaceful Bay and its surroundings have to offer so you’re ready to make the most of your next getaway from Perth.


Experience the best waters on the Rainbow Coast at Peaceful Bay Beach

Swimming is usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think of beaches. Peaceful Bay houses one of the best beaches not just in the Walpole area, but along the entirety of Western Australia’s south coast.

Snorkelling underwater with turtles in Denmark WA.

Snorkelling underwater with turtles in Denmark WA.

Being protected from the harsher southern ocean waters, the swimming beach is an enjoyable and safe spot for friends and family alike. The clear turquoise waters also make for a great snorkelling experience - grab some gear and see the local sea life present in the bay.

If you’ve brought a boat along and are keen on getting some fishing done, you can do so thanks to the nearby boat launching facilities. Driving along Peaceful Bay Beach is also permitted, meaning you can bring your 4WD down to the shore and enjoy some WA beach fishing.


Go on a nature adventure walk near Peaceful Bay

Did you know that part of the world-famous Bibbulmun Track runs straight through Peaceful Bay? If you love a good nature hike, you won’t be left wanting here. The south coast environments and nature are on display and it makes for a great walking experience.

Stairs through nature to Greens Pool at the edge of William Bay National Park.

Stairs through nature to Greens Pool at the edge of William Bay National Park.

Speaking of nature, you will be able to view some of the southwest region’s best wildflowers. These can be found along the Bibbulmun Track as well as within the nearby Walpole Nornalup National Park.

The types of wildflowers in bloom will differ depending on the season, but the vast range on offer means you’re sure to find some of the most stunning wildlife on the Rainbow Coast.


Marvel at Peaceful Bay’s local attractions

Not only does Peaceful Bay have a handful of excellent tourist spots, expanding your reach will open you up to even more great places to go.

View over Walpole’s Conspicuous Cliffs in WA’s southwest.

View over Walpole’s Conspicuous Cliffs in WA’s southwest.

Nearby beaches include Conspicuous Cliffs and Greens Pool - the latter of which has another rock-protected swimming area. Slightly further along from Greens Pool is a famous Western Australian landmark - Elephant Rocks. This herd of rocks leads to another beach in Elephant Cove, where you can soak in all manner of great southern ocean views.

Stunning Elephant Rocks near Greens Pool.

Stunning Elephant Rocks near Greens Pool.

For some more greenery, why not take a trip north and take the renowned Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk? The views on this walk are second-to-none and - paired with the local discovery centre - showcase how good the nature and landscape this region really is.


Kick Back and Relax

Peaceful Bay is definitely a peaceful place - and that means there’s plenty of spots for you to simply soak in the local scenery in comfort. The soft sand here makes it easy to park your towel, get comfortable and sunbathe all your cares away.

Mother and daughter building sandcastles near Peaceful Bay, WA.

Mother and daughter building sandcastles near Peaceful Bay, WA.

Activities are fun to be sure - but sometimes nothing beats a lazy day in the sun. Grab a bucket and shovel beachside as you try your hand at crafting some sandcastles. Or flick out our camping chair, beach umbrella and relax as the sun sets over beautiful Western Australia.


Come and Experience Peaceful Bay for Yourself

The entire southwest region of Western Australia is full of amazing locations, but Peaceful Bay stands out among them as one of the best. The next time you’re journeying through the area, make sure it’s on your travel itinerary.

View over a nature lover’s retreat - Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park, WA.

View over a nature lover’s retreat - Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park, WA.

If you’re looking to stay nearby Peaceful Bay, we have accommodation available at our nearby Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park - located by the Walpole and Nornalup Inlet Marine Park. Housing both chalets and caravan sites, our friendly staff are more than happy to provide information regarding Peaceful Bay and its surroundings.

While you’re here, read out Walpole Travel Guide to find other must-see destinations and Walpole experiences.

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