Elephant Rocks, Denmark, Western Australia

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

Elephant Rocks has it's own carpark when you get to William Bay National Park. It's below the Greens Pool carpark (down to the left at the t-junction.)

Once parked, a light stroll along the pathway and you'll see the signs to Elephant Rocks (pointing left). You can see the 'elephants' from a lookout point in the trail.

Elephant Cove

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 as they gaze out upon the Great Southern Ocean.

Elephant Rocks from Above

From the Greens Pool car park it is a good ten minute walk over the rises on a well-kept track to these rugged stone animals. Take the left fork on your way down to Greens Pool, and walk around the rocky headland until you merge with the Elephant Rocks path.

You can view the rocks from above and behind or follow the staircase down between the rocks to Elephant Cove, just to the east. Elephant Cove is accessed via a staircase which descends between the rocks and ends in a beachy rock-crevasse allowing you to walk between the rocks and out onto the beach.

See the video below for the lower half of the staircase walk. View a Map of William Bay National Park, or see the Satellite Map below.

Elephant Cove at Greens Pool, Denmark, WA

Elephant Cove is an amazing place to visit as it is not easily accessed and many people stop at the lookout rather than venture down the stairs and onto the beach...

Elephant Rocks, Elephant Cove and Tower Hill

Special Notice:

Remember, the Great Southern Ocean coastline is prone to surges, so be extremely aware when climbing or walking close to the waterline. 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.

Follow the track west a few hundred yards to Greens Pool. A closeup map of Greens Pool & Elephant Rocks including the carparks and paths, click here.

The rocks themselves are incredible shapes and are stained from years of standing on the beach. Stone elephants sure are patient creatures. They tower above you as you enter the Cove giving you a sense of perspective.

Elephant Cove is a nice place to explore while in Denmark. Remember, always explore with another person and always be careful near the ocean.


Video From Tower Hill


The calm waters of Greens Pool are very clearly seen in this video of Elephant Rocks and Greens Pool from Tower Hill. The video starts with the backs of the elephants, and pans west (right) to Greens Pool.

Rainbow Crab, Denmark Western Australia

Elephant Cove is alive. Some creatures are built-in to their surroundings, like this amazingly coloured crab... blending almost perfectly into a water-filled crack in the rocks. Another beautiful resident of the south west coast. It's takes all types to make a place as beautiful as Denmark...

Elephant Cove Denmark Australia

Important Notice:

SAFETY:
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.

CLIMBING:
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.

GETTING THERE:
Elephant Rocks is on the William Bay National Park Map. Off South Coast Hwy 15k West of Denmark.


Other places to see in William Bay National Park, Denmark WA:

Greens Pool
Almost completely sheltered from the waves of the Great Southern Ocean, Greens Pool is a paradise. Visit Greens Pool
Greens Pool
Elephant Rocks
Giant rocks shaped like elephants stand together facing into the waves of the Great Southern Ocean. One of the most visited places on the Rainbow Coast. Visit Elephant Rocks
Elephant Rocks
Madfish Bay
In Madfish Bay an island rests close to the shore. The waves at this beach come from two different directions. Visit Madfish Bay
Madfish Bay
Mazzoletti Beach
Mazzoletti Beach stretches from Greens Pool in the East by foot to Parry Beach in the West. Almost the entire coastal distance of William Bay National Park. Visit Mazzoletti Beach
Mazzoletti Beach
Parry Beach
Offering spectacular views across William Bay towards Green Pool and Elephant Rocks. Camping permitted if available. Visit Parry Beach
Parry Beach
Parry Inlet
From the lookout you can see the forested hills of William Bay National Park. Visit Parry Inlet
Parry Inlet
Tower Hill
Located a kilometre north of Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks at the eastern side of William Bay National Park. Visit Tower Hill
Tower Hill
Waterfall Beach
With beautiful turquoise waters the waterfall cascades from the heathland onto the beach and out to sea. Visit Waterfall Beach
Waterfall Beach
William Bay National Park Map
Map of William Bay National Park including Greens Pool & Elephant Cove Visit William Bay National Park Map
William Bay National Park Map

Denmark WA Maps:

Denmark Regional Map
Map of the Denmark Western Australia Region including Denmark Town and National Parks. Visit Denmark Regional Map
Denmark Regional Map
Denmark Beaches Map
Map of Beaches in Denmark Western Australia. Includes some of the most beautiful beaches on the south coast. Visit Denmark Beaches Map
Denmark Beaches Map
Denmark National Parks Map
Map of National Parks and Reserves near Denmark Western Australia. Visit Denmark National Parks Map
Denmark National Parks Map
Denmark and the Wilson Inlet Map
Map of Denmark Town and The Wilson Inlet and Surrounds. Visit Denmark and the Wilson Inlet Map
Denmark and the Wilson Inlet Map
Valley of the Giants
The Valley of the Giants Wilderness Discovery Centre at the Treetop Walk is the most visited place on the Rainbow Coast. Visit Valley of the Giants
Valley of the Giants
William Bay National Park Map
Map of William Bay National Park including Greens Pool & Elephant Cove Visit William Bay National Park Map
William Bay National Park Map

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