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!
 
 
 
 

Stony Hill, off Frenchman Bay Road

views from stoney hill

Stony Hill is situated in the Torndirrup National Park and features a 500m walk to its summit.

Once you reach the top and look north, spectacular views of the Southern Ocean are visible, while impressive vistas of Princess Royal Harbour, King George Sound and Albany are to the south.

Stony Hill also overlooks acres of unspoilt Indigenous vegetation and is a popular destination during the spring wildflower season.

Goode Beach

goodebeachThe magnificent white sands of Goode Beach are situated along the sheltered north and eastern shores of the Torndirrup Peninsula, approximately 23km from Albany CBD, accessible from Frenchman Bay Road.

The gentle turquoise waters around Goode Beach are perfect for family swimming, snorkelling and safe rock fishing. During summer, when the prevailing winds are easterly, this quiet beach is perfect for windsurfing.

Facilities include toilets and picnic areas with barbecues.

Salmon Holes Beach

Salmon HolesSalmon Holes Beach is situated off Frenchman Bay Road in the Torndirrup National Park, approximately 23km from Albany CBD and is a firm favourite with tourists who enjoy the inviting white sandy beach that sweeps around the small cove to a spectacular granite headland.

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Jimmy Newell's (Newhill's) Harbour

Accessable from Frenchman Bay Road

DSC 8913Jimmy Newell’s Harbour is a beautiful natural inlet situated in Torndirrup National Park, providing a protected calm body of water ideal for swimming, paddling and beach fishing.

This beautiful natural feature is named after local fisherman Jimmy Newhill or Newell who was caught in an unexpected storm and luckily driven to the shelter of the harbour. Newhill was one of the 121 NSW convicts brought to Albany by Major Edmund Lockyer in 1826. After serving his time, Newhill remained in the area, sailing around the coast hunting mutton birds and seals. He died at Albany in 1855.

The harbour is a 500m deep cleft in the 100-150m high limestone capped-granite, with boulders dominating the more protected inner shoreline, with waves that average less than 1m high. While the boulders dominate the shoreline there is some low tide sand amongst them at the apex of the bay.

A car park is located above the western side with a steep descent down to the shore. The harbour is also a popular spot for surfers who ride a peaky right hand surf break off the western entrance.

 

Nanarup Beach

Nanarup Beach is a quiet surfing and fishing area with beautiful white sand and a sheltered pool at the western end offering safe swimming. Part of the beach is accessible to 4WDs. To arrive at the beach, head approximately 25km east from Albany along Nanarup Road.

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