Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

Springdale Beach, on the east side of Denmark, was originally situated along a now disused railway track. Back in the day trains used to trundle along the track bringing holidaymakers to the local beaches and providing a way for local farmers and smallholders to transport goods. You can walk and cycle from the Heritage Railway bridge (part of the Mokare Trail I covered in my last post here).

We drove round to Springdale Beach after lunch and had a walk along the beach. It was so quite and peaceful – we had the place to ourselves apart from a few water birds. The waters take on a slightly ochre hue, which seems to be distinctive of the soil in this area.

At the end of the beach we came across a small wooden hut, which housed an interesting collection of information boards put together by the local historical society. The history of the Springdale Beach area was fascinating – there used to be a guesthouse there and the place was once a thriving tourist resort. There was something a little poignant about the stillness and the loss of the railway track – it harked back to a bygone era. Nonetheless the Denmark area is still a very popular tourist spot – just in a different way (people travel down by car for example though some do hike the whole way down from Perth along the Bibbulman Track).

There was also an interesting board identifying the wildflowers and birds that can be seen around the inlet.

Our lunch, by the way, was at Mrs Jones’ Cafe (recommended by our daughter Mlle see here for her take on Denmark). You can probably tell by the photos what I had for lunch and what Monsieur did!

Copyright ยฉ 2021 Rosemary Thomas Le Chic En Rose. All rights reserved.

6 thoughts on “The Old Railway Line – Springdale Beach Denmark

  1. restlessjo says:

    Love the reflections of the clouds, Rosemay. I finally got my act together with the new blog and there’ll be a walk up tomorrow. Not sure where I’ll go from there or how often I’ll post. Still a work in progress. How are things with you?
    https://stillrestlessjo310242783.wordpress.com/2021/09/10/starting-over/

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    1. Hi Jo lovely to hear from you! Yes the photos came out well I think – we loved having this quiet beach to ourselves and the water was so clear ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for letting me know re your new blog – have missed you! I will come over now and follow along ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ I was out all yesterday so apologies for late reply. Things are rolling along here and we are starting to get some lovely spring weather. However the weather is topsy turvy and later this week it’s going to be very cold and wet again (on school sports day but it’s now been postponed to next week ). We’re coming up to the school holidays so hopefully it will fine up then for some outings with our granddaughters ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope all’s well with you and just heading across now ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. RuthsArc says:

    Beautiful photos of blue skies and reflections ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks Ruth – this was a lovely walk. The water was still and clear and it was very peaceful ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. ThingsHelenLoves says:

    A beautiful place. Food looks lovely too!

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    1. It was very quiet and peaceful – thanks for stopping by much appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

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