Peaceful Bay is a picturesque holiday spot on the edge of the Southern Ocean. While it’s a bit of stretch to call Peaceful Bay a Track Town as it’s such a small community, we’ve included it in this section as it does offer accommodation and some services for walkers.
The bay is ideal for swimming, fishing, boating and diving, and the long areas of beach are great for walkers.
This area was originally the home of the Minang people and the indigenous name for Peaceful Bay is Kwallup, meaning Sand or Place of Sand.
Peaceful Bay is a part of what was once a large coastal grazing lease, used by landowners from the Warren and Cranbrook areas as summer grazing for their cattle. In the early days of group settlement the idyllic spot was a favourite picnic destination of the settlers, who travelled by horse and cart and gathered for a day’s outing as a break from farm chores.
For many years, a few fishermen’s shacks were the only signs of habitation, but in the late 1950s, 50 leasehold lots were released. These proved so popular over the years that more lots were made available, and there are now more than 250 holiday homes in the area.
Up & down the Track
Peaceful Bay is 31km east of Walpole - a drive of 25 minutes along South Coast Highway and Peaceful Bay Road. The walk between Peaceful Bay and Walpole (61.4km) takes 3-4 days.
Denmark is 41km west of Peaceful Bay - a 30 minute drive along the South Coast Highway and Peaceful Bay Road. The walk between Peaceful Bay and Denmark (65.2km) usually takes three days.
For travel details to Peaceful Bay view the Section by Section guide.