Albany's Best Beaches
find the best beach to match weather conditions. Albany's unique geography of bays & coves
guarantees there's a beach where your family can get out of the breeze.
Wind protected beaches
EAST-NORTH EAST wind
(blows mostly during summer)
Emu Beach (cunningham st)
Mutton Bird Beach
Greens Pool Denmark
Wind protected beaches
WEST-SOUTH WEST wind
(blows mostly during winter)
Frenchmans Bay (corner)
Fisheries (whalers cove)
Emu Point near swimming lanes
Little Beach, Betty's Beach
Waychinicup, Cosy Corner,
Shelley Beach, Ocean Beach & Waterfall Beach, Denmark.
Middleton Beach - Binalup
A family beach close to town. Swimming ,a surf break, Cafe, bbq's, seafaring fantasy childrens play area, surf club rooms, protected picnic area, boardwalk around Mt Adelaide. Swim from the beach or jetty to the pontoon in the protected bay behind the shark barrier in complete safety. Its a mega olympic pool in the ocean. Enjoy! Directions: Drive 5 mins. from town along Middleton Road to the beach car park or caravan park.
Emu Point Beach
An iconic Albany beach with a protected bay when the easterly wind is blowing. Luxurious grassed shaded area perfect for summer picnics & swimming. BBq's available. Boat ramp available to the west of the beach. Easy access directly to the beach. Cafe with great breakfast, lunch & coffee. Directions: From Albany town, drive 3 mins. along Middleton Rd, left Golf Links Rd, 5 mins to Emu Point. photo: Carol Duncan http://www.carolduncanphotography.com.au/
An iconic Albany beach with a protected bay in easterly winds. Luxurious grassed shaded area perfect for summer picnics & swimming. BBq's available. Boat ramp available to the west of the beach. Easy access directly to the beach. Directions: Take Frenchmans Bay Road out of Albany. Say on Frenchmans Bay Rd right to the end, past the Gap, Salmon Holes & whaling station turnoffs.
Park near the riverbank on arrival (toilets nearby) or drive out onto the beach & park near the river mouth. Walk to the right for surfing or continue on to the lagoon lagoon below the headland where conditions are ideal for swimming & family fun. Directions: From Albany take Lockyer Ave which becomes Ulster Rd after the roundabout. Follow to the end and you will arrive at Nanarup Beach.
Gull Rock (boiler bay)
Park in the bush carpark and walk 5 minutes down a sloping path to the beach. When the Easterly wind is blowing you’ll find perfect protection in the corner of the beach. Swim out and dive from the sunken relic in the turquoise bay, its paradise on earth. Directions: From Albany, take Lockyer Ave which becomes Ulster Rd, Lower King Rd, Nanarup Rd. Turn right at Gull Rock Rd (unsealed). Take this gravel road almost to the end, you will see a small turnoff to the right where there is a carpark.
Mutton Bird Beach
A stunning swimming & surfing beach. Walk to the west past the river mouth (1.25 hour return). Walk 5 minutes east along the beach to a secluded lagoon for swimming. Directions: Take the Lower Denmark Rd out of Albany, turn left on the Elleker Grasmere Rd, then left into Mutton Bird Rd.
Camp, Caravan, Chalet or luxury House only a few steps onto beautiful pristine Middleton beach or 5 mins drive to town. Enjoy a morning walk to Emu Point for coffee or dine at a beachside restaurant. Including pool, hot tub, playground, kitchen, games, lounge & Kids Club during holidays. PH 1800 644 674
A great place for a picnic or fishing. Hang gliding from hill above beach. From there, visit West Cape Howe National Park. Directions: Take the Lower Denmark Road from Albany. Turn left into Cosy Corner Rd, turn right into Coombes Rd, left into Shelley Beach Rd.
Greens Pool Denmark
Greens Pool is definitely a “not to be missed” location. World class beach, boulders and lagoon in an unbelievable setting, all surrounded by crystal clear, calm turquoise water. Change rooms and toilets included. This beach alone will make your trip down South a winner. And don’t forget your camera. Directions: 35 mins from Albany on Southcoast Hwy. Through Denmark and continue on same road. Turn left at William Bay road (15 minutes drive). You will find Greens Pool & Madfish Bay.
Ocean Beach Denmark
This is a popular surfing beach with grassed picnic areas, lifesavers and toilets and change rooms. A popular beach for long walks to rock pools and/or birdwatching at the river mouth. Also fishing from beach and rocks. Directions: Drive 35 minutes to Denmark from Albany on the Southcoast Hwy. On arrival in Denmark, carry on over the bridge and through town, turn left into Ocean Beach Road at the top service station.
Lights Beach Denmark
Park in the carpark & walk along the track to the left. The rocks in the corner of the beach collect waves and form a stunning waterfall. Its possible to bathe in the safe waters of the little waterfall. Very amazing experience. Make a memory! Directions: Drive to Denmark from Albany (35 mins). Drive straight through town on Southcoast Highway then turn left into Ocean Beach Rd, Right into Lights Rd.
Cosy Corner is a stunning white sandy beach with turquoise water overlooking Migo Island. There is a protected camping area, behind the beach, surrounded by Peppermint trees, with good swimming and fishing. Directions: From Albany town, take Lower Denmark Rd West for 15mins, Cosy Corner road (left) turn.
Little Beach is a white sand beach with granite rocks & turquoise waters. Unique flora & fauna. Toilets available. Stairs or ramp from carpark directly to north end of beach. Easy climb over rocks to explore both ends of this secluded swimming spot. Directions: From Albany town: Collingwood Rd, Lower King Rd, Nanarup Rd, Two Peoples Bay Rd. approx. 30km (30 mins) north east of Albany. photo: Albany Aerial Imagery PH 0419415093
Discover the beaches around Albany.
Best time to swim at Albany's many beaches is early mornings before the wind starts blowing. Winter winds originate mostly in the West & South, Summer winds originate in the East & North. There are beaches that work well during the summer and winter months. See list below for your best options.
Swim, surf or dive into the crystal clear waters and always take care at our beaches.Be aware of surges and strong currents at some locations. Children should be carefully supervised at all beaches, especially at our many isolated beaches without surf-lifesaving on hand. Some suggestions for children are Emu Point near the swimming lanes, Middleton Beach (in the corner at the jetty end of the beach), Frenchmans Bay.
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