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Swarbrick Jetty, Walpole Street, Walpole
Trail EndGet directions
Coalmine Beach, Coalmine Beach Road, Walpole Nornalup National Park
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About Swarbrick Jetty to Coalmine Beach, Kapagup Nornalup Paddle Network
The marine park is surrounded by the Walpole Nornalup National Park and the two protected areas provide important habitat for many species of marine and terrestrial creatures.
From Swarbrick Jetty, you paddle through the Channel between the inlets and then head east around the eastern Knoll to get to Coalmine Beach. The shallow, calm water at Coalmine Beach is a great place for a swim. Free gas BBQ's, picnic tables and toilets are provided at Coalmine.
Alternatively, you could start your paddle at Coalmine Beach and paddle around to Swarbrick Jetty.
The Nornalup Inlet is exposed to wind, waves and tidal currents and is appropriate for medium to advanced paddlers. Weather conditions can change quickly and paddlers need to ensure that their skills are sufficient to manage the trip.
You can paddle to a range of destinations from Swarbrick Jetty. Look for other suggestions in the Kapagup Nornalup Paddle Network on TrailsWA or on the trailhead signage at Swarbrick Jetty.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
4km one way
What To Pack
Group F (Paddling trails) required.
What To Pack
Group F (Paddling trails)
- Plenty of water and food for duration of trip.
- Sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (30+)
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions
- Lifejacket or flotation device
- Leg or paddle leash if paddling in the ocean
Additional Useful Items• Always let someone know of your trip plans.
• Check the weather forecast, tide charts and be aware of strong south-easterly winds. Conditions can change rapidly.
• Plan your trip according to your ability and fitness level.
• Wear appropriate sun protection (hat, sunscreen, long sleeves).
• Wear a life jacket.
• Take adequate drinking water.
- Access with assistance for the Disabled
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Sheltered Area
- Water Access Points
Walpole is about 430km south of Perth. Swarbrick Jetty is accessed off Walpole Street
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