Swim at Elephant Rocks Beach

Elephant Rocks Beach

Activities

Chillin, Swimming, Diving

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Beach
Easy Parking
Picnic Area
Scenic
Cliff Jumping
Swimming Hole

Take a dip amongst massive boulders in the refreshing crystal clear waters of Elephant Rocks in William Bay National Park. The sheltered bay here houses calm water that is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. 

Just about 15km west of Denmark, Australia is one of Western Australia’s coolest beaches.  Elephant Rocks is just about 200 yards east of the popular Greens Pool.  A short walk east from the main parking area will take you down a series of stairs that will lead you to the beach of Elephant Rocks.  The beach here is actually quite small, but more than large enough for the traffic that this beach gets.  The sandy shore is surrounded by a rocky cove that protects the swimming area from rough water. 

One of the things that makes Elephant Rocks Beach so unique is the Elephant shaped boulders that stick straight up from the water.  The main rock which is closest to shore is an awesome rock to cliff jump off of.  The top of the rock stands about 9 feet above the surface of the water, so even though it is not the highest jump ever, it is still fun for kids and adults alike.  There is a rope bolted into the side of the boulder that helps you climb to the top.

The cool water of the south Indian Ocean is the perfect temperature to find refreshing on the hottest days in Western Australia.  Also, you will find this water to be crystal clear on most days and awesome for snorkeling so don’t forget a mask.  You will likely find many species of fish and other sea life throughout the cove. 

When you are ready to get out of the water, the adventure does not stop here.  If you walk south along the slanted slopes on the east side of the beach, you will find yourself completely isolated and surrounded by some of the most scenic shallow pools in the area.  Here you may find sea birds feeding on small fish and crabs.  You would be hard pressed to find yourself alone in such a scenic coastal area anywhere else in the world.  The best part about it is that this undeveloped stretch of coast spans as far as the eye can see but is super easy to get to.

Grab your towel and sunnies and come enjoy a beautiful and relaxing day at the beach in the warm Australian sun.

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Hideaway amongst the giants

Have been here in winter and summer with its stunning views and protection from the surf it is truly a special spot

Activities

Chillin, Swimming, Diving

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

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