Coalmine Beach and The Knoll
Coalmine Beach is situated on the southern shore of the Nornalup Inlet, appoximately 3km east of Walpole and 120km from Albany. A boardwalk leads to a lookout over cliffs which feature a seam of low-grade coal at the base. Walpole Yacht Club, which has a car park, jetty and boat ramp, marks the beginning of the beach.
The Knoll is a peninsula dividing the Nornalup and Walpole inlets and is accessible via the Knoll Scenic Drive. On the flats, the landscape features swamp bottlebrush heathland, while opposite the headland coastal blackbutt, peppermint and bullich woodland dominate. Karri and yellow tingle forests grow down to the inlet.