Point Hillier is a huge headland about 20kms west of Denmark, the headland is an obvious landmark from many of the local beaches in the area. The east side of Point Hillier consists of Hillier Bay and Parry’s beach a sometimes windy, sometimes strewn with piles of seaweed, beautiful beach. There’s four wheel drive access to the beach and you can then drive all the way around to Mazoletti beach and William bay so long as Parry inlet has it’s sand bar closed.
This is a popular beach for fisherman and cars regularly come down and drive along the beach in search of those deep holes and gutters where the fish congregate. Below you can see Parry inlet, well a tiny bit of it anyway.
As you walk down to Parry beach and turn right there are some interesting rock formations, and there are also some great deposits of shell grit. I collected a couple of litres of this shell grit and took it home with me where over the next couple of nights I spent a few hours separating the small complete shells from the scrappy broken chunks and the resulting 100% whole shell grit is quite stunning when you look closely at the tiny shells, but that’s whole new post.
The coast around here is all about beautiful rocks and magnificent white beaches, this particular spot has a lot of rocks and reef areas in the water and I guess that explains the high content of shells washing up in the area.
You can easily spend the whole day exploring the Parry beach and Point Hillier area, in fact I’d recommend more than a day, I’ve been exploring for about three days now. Parry beach has one of the nicest little caravan parks you can find, it’s perhaps more of a really well equipped camp ground rather than caravan park. There are toilets and showers, though not always hot water and it’s only suitable for small caravans and campers, but the camp sites nestled in under peppermint trees are beautiful.