The beach is a north-shore inlet beach, which is usually larger-grained sands and rock surrounded by dense bushland and water grasses, peppermint and paperbark trees up to the waterline along the headlands.
There is a Pier at Cruscoe beach and usually the fishing boats moored there make a pretty scene. Cruscoe Island, just off shore, is teeming with bird life! Seeing pelicans flying directly over head in huge flocks is an awesome sight!
Crusoe Beach is located at the end of Crusoe Beach Road, off the Great Southern Highway a few kilometres east of Denmark on the north side of the Inlet.
This location is also the site of a commercial fishing jetty with Sandy Sprat, Cobbler, Pink Snapper, Yellow-eye Mullet, Sea Mullet and Blue Mackerel all in the Inlet. Please obey all signs and park in designated parking areas.
A commercial fisherman's site, the jetty is best visited after 3:30pm as advised by the sign. Visit the map of Denmark and the Wilson Inlet to get your bearings.
The Wilson Inlet suports much birdlife. The Purple Crowned Lorikeet, Port Lincon Ringneck, Western Rosella, New Holland Honeyeater, Tawny Frogmouth, Silvereye and Red Capped Parrot all live here.
Find out more about the migratory and resident shorebirds of the Wilson Inlet.
The waterbird species that can be seen are the Australian Pelican, Little Black Cormorant and Little Pied Cormorant, Black Swan, Grey Teal, Australian Shoveller, Blue Billed Duck, Red-necked Avocet and Silver Gull.
Crusoe Beach provides the opening scenes for the movie Breath by Simon Baker, based on the novel by Tim Winton. The entire movie was set in Denmark and surrounds.
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