Elephant Rocks and Elephant Cove is one of our favourite places to visit on the South Coast. As it name suggests, Elephant Rocks looks exactly like a herd of elephants, paddling in the shallow waters.
Elephant Rocks and Elelphant Cove lie nestled in the heart of the William Bay National Park. Elephant Rocks is a breathtaking display of nature's artistry, resembling a majestic herd of elephants gracefully wading in the gentle waters of the Great Southern Ocean. These massive cracked oval boulders stand proudly, gazing out upon the vast expanse of the ocean. Elephant Rocks and Greens Pool are side by side.
Elephant Rocks can only be reached via the William Bay Road, off the South Coast Highway, about a 5 minute drive. Elephant Rocks has it's own carpark for over 60 venhicles, continue left at the base of William Bay Road. (To go to Greens Pool parking area you would turn right.) William Bay National Park experiences a surge in popularity during peak periods, such as school and public holidays. However, it's essential to note that parking spaces can be limited during these times. To savour a more serene and fulfilling experience, consider visiting the park during quieter periods. Once parked, a short 5 minute walk along the pathway will bring you to Elephant Rocks.From this winding trail there are two ways to reach Elephant Rocks: When the pathway forks you can turn left and view Elephant Rocks from behind along the dunes then take a short set of stairs on to Elephant Rocks Beach, called Elephant Cove. If you take the right fork it will lead you to a view of the Elephant Rocks from above. For the more adventureous, descend the staircase and make your way between two towering rocks onto the beach... watch the waves though... difficult to escape a foot-wetting at high tide... These huge cracked elephant-shaped oval rocks make a stunning sight.
Elephant Cove is a beautiful protected bay. Explore the rocks that invite you to climb and wander, offering an exquisite vantage point that directly faces the vast sea! Exercise utmost caution, as the ocean is known for its unpredictable King waves. Despite the mesmerising allure, your safety should be your top priority. Elephant Cove is a wonderful place to spend time, relaxing on these ancient grounds with white sand, turquiose clear water and rock magnificence.
Elephant Cove is an peaceful protected bay to visit, go directly by following the left trail or take the right trail, down the stairs and through the beach boulders.
Elephant Rocks and Elephant Cove, on the park's eastern coastline are a must-visit when exploring Denmark alongside stunning spots like Greens Pool, Madfish Bay, and Waterfall Beach. Venture westward, and you'll encounter the wilder and more rugged features of Parry Beach, Parry Inlet, Mazoletti Beach, and Hillier Bay.
Remember, the Great Southern Ocean coastline is prone to surges, so be extremely aware when climbing or walking close to the waterline. Exploring alone may be dangerous. The beach at Elephant Cove as well as that of Greens Pool is quite protected by the lines of rocks out to sea and are a common place to swim.
Elephant Cove is alive. Some creatures are built-in to their surroundings, like this amazingly coloured crab, another beautiful resident of the south west coast, blending perfectly into a water-filled crack in the rocks.It's takes all types to make a place as beautiful as Denmark...
The Dam is a unique restaurant, bar and distillery just outside of Denmark, offering fresh local produce alongside handcrafted cocktails and seltzers made with our own hemp spirits, local craft beers and Raintree wines. Our menu features an Australian cuisine with a touch of Mediterranean influence, thanks to our Head Chef's heritage. Whether you prefer to dine outside in our rock amphitheatre or on our deck overlooking the dam, or inside the restaurant, you'll find a diverse range of sustainably produced products, including hemp, truffle, marron and black angus beef, available at our seasonal bar, restaurant and shop. At The Dam, we take pride in our signature cocktails, made with our unique Cannabis Botanical Spirits, and our skilled and friendly bar team. You're welcome to drop by our bar lounge anytime for a drink and a casual meal without a booking, but we do recommend making a reservation if you'd like to dine in the restaurant. Come experience the exceptional flavours, relaxed ambiance, and stunning views that The Dam has to offer.
ALWAYS watch the ocean. The Southern Ocean is prone to King Waves (giant waves) ALWAYS watch children in and around the water, and keep your eye on the waterline. Look for the highest place the along the beach and rocks that are WET. Be safe.
The rocks are steep and sheer. Be extremely careful at the top of the path above the 'elephants'. Be extremely CAREFUL near the ocean. Never leave children unattended. Do not climb out over the rocks.
Elephant Rocks is on the William Bay National Park Map. Off South Coast Hwy 15k West of Denmark.
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