Parry Inlet is a peaceful place to explore, well off the main Denmark & Walpole tourist trail, yet easy enough to get to.
It is one of many inlets and estuaries along the south coast of Western Australia, but is only small compared to the more well known Wilson Inlet in Denmark, or the Walpole-Nornalup Inlet.
You can go canoeing on the calm water of Parry Inlet, or throw in a line and try to catch some fish, but as for me I just enjoy wading in the shallow water and watching the world go by.
The Parry Inlet Channel
The inlet channel meanders quite a long way inland from the beach before reaching the main part of the inlet. You’d need a canoe or kayak to get that far upstream.
For much of the year the channel does not cross the beach all the way down to the sea, but at times it will be an obstacle if you’re walking the Bibbulmun Track or wanting to take a 4WD along Mazzoletti Beach. It’s usually fairly shallow, but it’s a good idea to check the tide, ocean and weather conditions and try to time your crossing for low tide and small ocean waves.
Parry Inlet is located about 20km west of Denmark. Its shoreline marks the western boundary of the William Bay National Park. The channel that flows from the inlet down to the sea separates Parry Beach to the west from Mazzoletti Beach to the east.
How do you get to Parry Inlet?
To get to Parry Inlet you walk east along Parry Beach for about a kilometre from the beach access ramp off Parry Road and the camping area. If you have a canoe or kayak, follow the meandering channel inland from the beach to reach the main inlet.
You can also access the inlet’s shores from Parry Road along the section where it follows the inlet along, but the shoreline is bushy and weedy.
See the Parry Beach page for more details about getting there.
An alternative longer way to get to Parry Inlet is to walk the 5km length of Mazzoletti Beach from Greens Pool.
Last Updated: 29th May, 2015.
First posted on 8th January, 2014 by Bonny.
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