Boat Harbour

West of William Bay, Denmark WA

Boat Harbour is located 35km west of Denmark about half way between Parry Beach and Peaceful Bay. Take Boat Harbour Road or Pitt Road off the South Coast highway.

The road is NOT sealed and is really a 4WD/AWD only access road.

The Bibbulmun Track passes through the forest and dunes past this remote bay. The channel which leads to the beach offers great views of the Southern Ocean.

The land alters quite dramatically in this area with heath covered hills and rocky terrain, with only a few tall trees.

Boat Harbour is surrounded by the Quarram Nature Reserve which includes Owingup Swamp and is mostly low-lying rolling bushland and wetlands.

Boat Harbour, Owingup Reserve, Denmark

Picnic Tables are located at the boat launch near the carpark. Swimming is not advised.

Boat Harbour, Owingup Reserve, Denmark Boat Harbour, Owingup Reserve, Denmark

Note on Accessing Boat Harbour: We made it to Boat Harbour in our Subaru Forester all-wheel-drive, however it was during the wet season and the track was compacted. 

We do not advise trying to reach Boat Harbour without a 4WD /AWD vehicle.

Boat Harbour, Owingup Reserve, Denmark Boat Harbour, Owingup Reserve, Denmark
Boat Harbour, Owingup Reserve, Denmark

DANGER: Stay clear of costal rocks and the shoreline as this area is prone to extra large waves and surges. There is nothing between this coast and Antarctica. Do not underestimate the power of the ocean. Your safety is your responsibility. Be extremely aware when climbing, driving or walking close to the waterline and pay close attention to the signs.

Access: South Coast Highway, turn onto Boat Harbour Road - 4wd access only - View MAP

SAFETY: NO SWIMMING. Large waves and rips.

Other Natural Attractions in William Bay National Park, Denmark

Greens Pool Greens Pool
Almost completely sheltered from the waves of the Great Southern Ocean, Greens Pool is a paradise. Visit Greens Pool
Elephant Rocks Elephant Rocks
Giant rocks shaped like elephants stand together facing into the waves of the Great Southern Ocean Visit Elephant Rocks
Hillier Beach Hillier Beach
Hillier Beach, on Hillier Bay, is located less than a kilometre South of Parry Beach along Parry Beach Road. Visit Hillier Beach
Madfish Bay Madfish Bay
In Madfish Bay an island rests close to the shore. The waves at this beach come from two different directions. Visit Madfish Bay
Mazzoletti Beach Mazzoletti Beach
Mazzoletti Beach stretches from Greens Pool in the East by foot to Parry Beach in the West by car where it crosses the Parry Inlet at Parry Beach Visit Mazzoletti Beach
Parry Beach Parry Beach
Offering spectacular views across William Bay towards Green Pool and Elephant Rocks. Camping permitted if available. Visit Parry Beach
Parry Inlet Parry Inlet
From the lookout you can see the forested hills of William Bay National Park. Visit Parry Inlet
Tower Hill Tower Hill
Located a kilometre north of Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks at the eastern side of William Bay National Park. Visit Tower Hill
Waterfall Beach Waterfall Beach
With beautiful turquoise waters the waterfall cascades from the heathland onto the beach and out to sea. Visit Waterfall Beach

Attractions in Denmark and surrounds:

Ocean Beach Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach is set between the Wilson Inlet and the Great Southern Ocean, and is the closest beach to Denmark Town. A popular surfing spot and lookout.. Visit Ocean Beach
Denmark Town Denmark Town
In the heart of the Rainbow Coast on the north side of the Wilson Inlet, along the beautiful Denmark River. Visit Denmark Town
The Wilson Inlet The Wilson Inlet
This majestic Inlet is divided from the ocean by a sandbar which covers the opening much of the year. Visit The Wilson Inlet
Anvil Beach Anvil Beach
Anvil Beach is a beautiful beach on the south side of Nullaki Peninsula on the Great Southern Ocean. Visit Anvil Beach
Crusoe Beach Crusoe Beach
A commercial fishing site, the beach is best visited after 3.30pm as advised by the sign. Visit Crusoe Beach
Denmark Windfarm Denmark Windfarm
The Denmark Community Windfarm sits atop Wilson Head just a bit south-west of Ocean Beach and the Wilson Inlet. Visit Denmark Windfarm
Harewood Forest Walk Harewood Forest Walk
Harewood Forest is an almost 1.5k walk through the forest. The stream at the end is the turn-around point. Filled with information on history, flora & fauna. Visit Harewood Forest Walk
Heritage Rail Bridge Heritage Rail Bridge
The Bridge is easily accessed by driving south along the river on Hollings Drive where you will find parking spaces, picnic tables and a gazebo. Visit Heritage Rail Bridge
Lights Beach Lights Beach
Inspiring lookout and beach offering spectacular views of William Bay from the east. A favourite local beach. Visit Lights Beach
McGeary's Rock McGeary's Rock
McGeary's Rock is a popular rock fishing location close to Ocean Beach. It offers panoramic views of the bay and Nullaki Peninsula to the east. Visit McGeary's Rock
Mokare Heritage Trail Mokare Heritage Trail
Named after an aboriginal tracker and chieftain, the Mokare Heritage Trail winds along the east side of the Denmark River. Visit Mokare Heritage Trail
Monkey Rock Monkey Rock
Spectacular elevated views over William Bay Nat. Park, Ratcliffe Bay, Ocean Beach and the Nullaki Peninsula. Visit Monkey Rock
Prawn Rock Channel Prawn Rock Channel
Prawn Rock Channel is located just north of Ocean Beach (you drive right past it on your way to Ocean Beach). This secluded slow-running channel of water is an ideal swimming spot. Visit Prawn Rock Channel
Wilson Head Wilson Head
Wilson Head marks the eastern perimeter of Ratcliffe Bay, stretching out into the Great Southern Ocean. Visit Wilson Head
Denmark Accommodation Denmark Accommodation
An inspiring selection of quality accommodation of all types. Friendly service. Choose from a variety of great accommodation in and around Denmark, WA. Find Accommodation in Denmark NOW! Visit Denmark Accommodation
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