New coastal path links beach to national park
A new 6.2km coastal path in Denmark, West Australia has officially opened, providing a direct link from Ocean Beach to William Bay National Park for walkers and cyclists.
The $700,000 Wilderness Ocean Walk (WOW) Trail was supported by the Australian Government’s Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program – overseen by Tourism WA – in partnership with the Shire of Denmark and Lotterywest.
The path connects Lights Beach, Back Beach and the Denmark Community Windfarm along the spectacular Wilson Head reserve.
The 2m wide trail winds through an A-class reserve, providing breathtaking views of Wilson Inlet, Monkey Rock, Ocean Beach (pictured) and surrounding farmland. It also has seating, signage and direct links to the Munda Biddi Trail and Bibbulmun Track.
The WOW Trail can be accessed via the Denmark Community Windfarm, Back Beach or Lights Beach. Pedestrians should allow 90 minutes and cyclists 40 minutes to complete the trail one-way.