Lights Beach, Western Beach, Denmark Western Australia

Lights Beach is a gorgeous beached area located south-west of Denmark (south on Ocean Beach Road, turn right on Lights Road). Not only is this an excellent day-trip location, but Lighst Beach is part of the Bibbulmun Track. View the Beaches Map of Denmark below to get your bearings.

Lights Beach is actually three beaches accessible from one place. The eastern beach has a unique ocean-waterfall with waves crashing into Princess Pool and coursing down the waterfall onto the beach. Ideal for paddling.

The Central Beach has large waves and is not suitable for swimming but gives a fantastic view of William Bay and the Southern Ocean. The Western Beach has an offshore island and connects to William Bay National Park. VIEW A MAP to Lights Beach!

Lights Beach(es)

Lights Beach Lookout, just a few metres from the carpark is beautiful.

A paved walkway heads east (left, facing ocean) along the ridge above the beach, around a headland, and down onto Lights Beach East with a rock pool and waterfall. The views from the lookout towards Wilson Head are incredible.

Heading west (right, facing ocean) from the carpark towards William Bay National Park along a sealed track which is also part of the Munda Biddi way, a world class bike trail which winds along the south west coast. There are two beaches separated by an offshore island. Beautiful views toward William Bay and heathland.

Lights Beach Lookout
Lights Beach Lookout Lights Beach Lookout Lights Beach Lookout
Lights Beach, Central Lights Beach, Denmark WA

The main beach at Lights is viewable from the platform off the car park. This white, sandy beach is a perfect display of the south coast of Western Australia. The white sand, rounded granite rocks, green hills and wildflowers are a memorable experience.

The Lights Beach lookout is an amazing place to watch the sun set over William Bay. It is accessible to anyone being so close to the car park.

Lights Beach, Denmark, Western Australia

This beach has incredibly strong waves close to shore and a no-nonsense rip. We don't recommend swimming unless you are very familiar with the conditions.

Lights Beach, Staircase to Beach on western end. Lights Beach Lookout

Lights Beach (East)

Lights Beach East, eastern end

Lights Beach (east) is one of our personal favourite locations on the south coast. This beach has something for everyone and includes some amazing natural features.

From the staircase there are spectacular views towards Wilson Head and the Denmark Community Windfarm turbines on the headland.

At the base of the stairs there is an ocean waterfall which cascades from a pool which constantly refills from the large waves which crash and fill the pool. This is known as Princess Pool and is a beutiful wading pool at medium or low tide. Hiking gear required as this is a long-distance trail.

Eastern End of Lights Beach, Denmark WA Lights Beach, Staircase to Beach on western end.
Princess Pool at Lights Beach, Denmark WA
Lights Beach Lookout

The crashing waves fill Princess Pool which then cascades down a waterfall onto Lights Beach East.

Giant Rocks on Lights Beach, East

This rock is sometimes twenty metres tall when exposed by the waves of Lights Beach East.

Lights Beach West

Lights Beach West, Denmark WA
Lights Beach, West, Denmark, WA

There are large rock formations connecting with this end of the beach with sea-loving wildflowers, crabs and other rock-loving creatures.

Lights Beach Tea Stained Waters

See the Denmark and Surrounds Map to see where Lights Beach is located.

Lights Beach (west) connects to William Bay National Park and the Bibbulmun Track passes directly across the beach leading toward Tower Hill.

Bibbulmun Track, Lights Beach, William Bay

All year round there is a small stream coming from the surrounding countryside and coursing across the beach. Its tea-coloured waters are due to the tea-tree leaves which stain the water a beautiful orange-red hue.

This is a popular destination as the beach offers great views of nearby William Bay. Elephant Rocks can even be seen in the distance on a clear day.

Lights Beach, West, Denmark, WA
Lights Beach, Across William Bay National Park to the West

At the far end of the path to the right of the carpark, a staircase will take you onto the sand and into William Bay National Park from the east.

Lights Beach, Staircase to Beach on western end.

William Bay National Park covers almost two thousand hectares and has some of the most spectacular coastline including Greens Pool, Elephant Rocks, Elephant Cove, Tower Hill.

Lights Beach Waves

Lights Beach is well worth a visit if you're on hoiday in Denmark, Western Australia.

Lights Beach Looking west across William Bay

It is a rocky stretch of coastline showing clearly the power of the frequent large waves coming ashore. Always be careful when near the ocean. A good tip is to look at the highest water mark and stay well above there. Watch children at all times.

Taking the Bibbulmun Track from Lights Beach West to the west leads past Waterfall Beach and Madfish Bay then across the hillsides to the Tower Hill station. From Tower Hill you get views of Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks below.

Lights Beach West, Denmark WA
Lights Beach, Staircase to Beach on western end.
Lights Beach on the Rocks
Lights Beach, West, Denmark, WA
Lights Beach, West, Denmark, WA

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Denmark WA Beaches Map

There are many beautiful beaches in Denmark, Western Australia. Ocean Beach is the closest to town and the most popular Surfing Beach in Denmark. Greens Pool and Elephant Cove are two of the most beautiful beaches on the south coast. Tap the markers for information about the locations on the Map below.

What's on the map? These are the locations plotted above:

Denmark Beaches Map Denmark Beaches Map
Including some of the most beautiful beaches on the south coast. Visit Denmark Beaches Map
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
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
Shelley Beach Shelley Beach
Turquoise waters, verdant surrounds and ocean breeze make this beach a popular yet remote destination. Visit Shelley Beach
Shelley Beach Lookout Shelley Beach Lookout
A beautiful scenic lookout with hang gliding and paragliding platforms. Visit Shelley Beach Lookout
Cosy Corner Cosy Corner
White beaches plus camping facilities and lots of picnic benches. Cosy Corner is cosy indeed. Located just east of West Cape National Park between Albany and Denmark. Visit Cosy Corner
Lowlands Beach Lowlands Beach
Beautiful, secluded beach west of West Cape Howe and east of the Wilson Inlet. Visit Lowlands Beach
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
Boat Harbour Boat Harbour
The path through Quarrum Nature Reserve which leads to Boat Harbour offers great views of the Southern Ocean. Visit Boat Harbour
Conspicuous Cliff Beach Conspicuous Cliff Beach
Accessing Conspicuous Cliff Beach is via a boardwalk, small stairway, and a hop across a shallow waterway. Visit Conspicuous Cliff 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
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
Lights Beach Lights Beach
Inspiring lookout and beach offering spectacular views of William Bay from the east. A favourite local beach. Visit Lights 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
Peaceful Bay Peaceful Bay
Peaceful Bay beach is split in two by the Irwin Inlet as it discharges into the ocean. Sand dunes abound. Visit Peaceful Bay
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
Waterfall Beach Waterfall Beach
With beautiful turquoise waters the waterfall cascades from the heathland onto the beach and out to sea. Visit Waterfall Beach

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
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