Find the best beaches in Albany WA
Walk on a pristine beach with turquoise waters and crunchy white sand.
Beaches that stretch forever with huge iconic granite rocks and amazing skies.
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. Best beaches for children are Emu Point near the swimming lanes
& Gull Rock (when there is an easterly) in the corner with supervision.
wind direction (summer)
Most protected beaches:
Gull Rock (protected with Easterly)
Frenchmans Bay (grass corner - picnics),
Mutton Bird Beach
Greens Pool Denmark.
wind direction (winter)
Most protected beaches:
Middleton Beach (Ellen Cove Corner)
Frenchmans Bay (grassed corner)
Fisheries (some corners under shelter)
Emu Point near swimming lanes
Nanarup Lagoon, Little Beach, Betty's Beach
Waychinicup, Cosy Corner, Shelley Beach, Ocean Beach & Waterfall Beach, Denmark.
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.
Turquoise water and huge granite boulders, (usually with large lizards basking in the sunshine) and fishing from the beach or rocks with a nudist beach to the North. Directions: From Frenchman’s Bay Rd take Quaranup Rd on the left out along Vancouver Penisular past a hairpin bend and the Mistaken Island sign to the next right hand turn which takes you into the car park. From there a bush path leads to a magnificent beach.
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.
When you come to Albany, allow some time to visit our many attractions
Our restaurant guide is comprehensive and easy to navigate. Also visit our Gluten Free page if you need to find a loaf of bread or GF restaurant. Our list of the best attractions available in Albany WA will give you a quick overview.