Best Beaches In & Around Albany

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  • 1. Misery Beach

    Misery Beach
    David Jones

    Travel time from Albany: approx 0.5 hrs

    Don't be put off by the name, for Misery Beach is anything but a misery. Looking north over Frenchman Bay from a southern slither of land, Misery Beach is largely sheltered from the region's prevailing winds, making it a good choice whatever the weather.

    Close to Torndirrup, its white sands run for 200 metres, and are met by a granite headland at one end, and a rocky point at the other.… read more »

  • 2. Middleton Beach

    Middleton Beach
    Daryle Phillips

    Travel time from Albany: approx 0.5 hrs

    Middleton Beach takes its name from Captain Middleton who brought Governor James Stirling to Western Australia back in 1934. Interestingly, he was an ancestor of Kate Middleton, better known as the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, the future king of England.

    Protected by the islands and headland in King George Sound, waves are gentle and ideal for families. This lovely beach is the main swimming beach for… read more »

  • 3. Emu Point Beach

    Emu Point Beach

    Travel time from Albany: approx 0.5 hrs

    Officially rated as one of the cleanest beaches in Western Australia, Emu Point Beach is located on the state's southern coast close to the town of Albany. A small beach by Australian standards, it helps guard the narrow inlet of Frenchman Bay linking Oyster Harbour to King George Sound.

    The beaches mix of grassy landscaping shaded by mature trees and calm shallow waters make it ideal for families, who can enjoy… read more »

  • 4. Little Beach (Two Peoples Bay)

    Little Beach (Two Peoples Bay)

    Travel time from Albany: approx 0.5 hrs

    Little Beach is a gorgeous white sandy beach within the Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve, about 35 km east of Albany in WA. Arguably one of the most beautiful beaches on the southwest coast, it has dazzling white sand, turquoise waves and is backed by tree-covered hills.

    Access is along Valiant Road to the small beach car park and then down steps or the ramp to the north… read more »

  • 5. Waterfall Beach

    Waterfall Beach

    Travel time from Albany: approx 1 hr

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  • 6. Elephant Rocks

    Elephant Rocks
    © Amanda Klamrowski

    Travel time from Albany: approx 1 hr

    As the name might suggest, Elephant Rock has huge smooth grey granite rocks sitting on a pristine white sandy beach and in the beautiful clear turquoise waters in the bay. From the clifftop these boulders could be a herd of elephants ambling into the water for a cooling dip.

    Elephant Rocks is located in Williams Bay National Park near Denmark (the little town) near the southwestern-most tip of Australia.

    Access… read more »

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