AlbanyAreaMapWelcome to our page on the beaches and coastlines in our area of the Great Southern.
We have some amazing places to visit and explore, take a moment to read a little about the beaches and coastlines. There may be a gem of a spot you hadn't heard of yet!

Middleton Beach, approximately 4km east of Albany CBD

DSC 7743Middleton is Albany’s most popular beach for walking, sunbathing, swimming and numerous other recreational beach and surf activities. It begins close to Ellen Cove, off Flinders Parade and stretches to Emu Point. It is named after Captain Middleton who was in charge of the ship which brought first Governor of WA James Stirling to the State in 1834.

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Ellen Cove, Marine Drive – approximately 3km from Albany CBD

Ellen Cove is situated at the end of Middleton Beach and is the starting point for the boardwalk trail which ends close to Albany's port. It takes around one hour to complete the 6km return journey. The trail offers an excellent opportunity to view spectacular vistas of King George Sound and its surrounding landmarks including Middleton Beach, Emu Point, Michaelmas and Breaksea Islands and Camp Quaranup.

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Emu Point

EmuPointsmallEmu Point is a north-eastern suburb named after the beach and park found within its boundaries and is approximately 7km from Albany city centre.

Its sheltered lawn area, spotless beach, calm shallow waters and children’s playground, make it the perfect spot for a family picnic or lazy day on the beach.

Emu Point is also a popular fishing and boating destination and boasts its own marina and two restaurants.

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Frenchman Bay, Frenchman Bay Road

Frenchman BayFrenchman Bay is located on the southern side of King George Sound in the Torndirrup National Park, approximately 25 minutes drive from Albany’s CBD. The tranquil bay is a stone’s throw from Whale World and features an excellent picnic area with several barbecues sites, a boat launch and toilets.

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