Coalmine Beach Heritage Trail
Starting from the Walpole-Nornalup Visitor Centre off the South Western Highway, Walpole, this walk takes you to Coalmine Beach via the Coalmine Beach Heritage Trail. This easy trail winds around the shoreline of Walpole Inlet through wetlands and forest outcrops until arriving at Coalmine Beach on the scenic Nornalup Inlet. Interpretive signs along the way help walkers imagine what life was like in this area in the 1930s. The first settlers of this gorgeous, secluded place had to be self-sufficient and versatile. Coalmine Beach Heritage Trail presents a glimpse of how these settlers may have scrutinised the natural environment for materials that could be used for food, clothing, tools and building materials. This walk is suitable for all levels of experience and fitness, with much of the walk on boardwalks and the rest on a hard and compacted pea gravel trail. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.