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Swarbrick Jetty to Coalmine Beach, Kapagup Nornalup Paddle Network

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Blackwood River Valley, Bunbury Geographe & Collie, Great Southern, Margaret River Region, Southern Forests

The paddle from Swarbrick Jetty to Coalmine Beach gives you the opportunity to explore both inlets in the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets Marine Park. Swarbrick Jetty is on the edge of the 100 hectare Walpole Inlet which doesn’t get much deeper than 1 metre. Coalmine Beach is on the northern edge of the larger Nornalup Inlet which is much deeper and larger at 1300 hectares.

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Swarbrick Jetty, Walpole Street, Walpole

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Coalmine Beach, Coalmine Beach Road, Walpole Nornalup National Park

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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.  

Walpole-Nornalup Visitor Centre

(08) 9840 1111

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Length

4km one way

What To Pack

Group F (Paddling trails) required.

Trail Start

Swarbrick Jetty, Walpole Street, Walpole

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Trail End

Coalmine Beach, Coalmine Beach Road, Walpole Nornalup National Park

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Facilities

  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Sheltered Area
  • Water Access Points

Trail Access

Walpole is about 430km south of Perth. Swarbrick Jetty is accessed off Walpole Street

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