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 Albany residents and has a full range of beach activities. There’s a long jetty for jumping off and a floating pontoon in summer for swimming out to and diving off.
The Three Anchors is an upscale bar/restaurant with an art gallery and meeting room. It’s a good place to relax with a beer and order some tasty tapas at sunset.
At the south end, known as Ellen Cove, you’ll find showers, toilets and a children’s playground along with a terraced area for picnics in the shade. A boardwalk from here climbs over the headland with views across the Sound. It eventually reaches Mount Adelaide, Princes Royal Fortress, National ANZAC Centre and Albany Harbour.
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