Muttonbird Beach is located approximately 17km west of the Albany suburb of Little Grove on the lower Denmark Road and is popular for fishing with 4WD access. Shelter Island is 20km due west of Albany and is often mistakenly referred to as Muttonbird Island. The island is approximately 130m from Muttonbird Beach separated by a channel with an average depth of 8m and is regarded as a suitable open-water dive site.
Welcome 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!
Cosy Corner is north of the West Cape Howe National Park and boasts a beautiful white sand beach and excellent camping and picnic facilities. It boasts around 10 camping sites scattered among the trees in a coastal scrub environment, making it perfect for self-sufficient campers who enjoy fishing or swimming in a beautiful beach setting.
Campers are advised to bring their own drinking water and firewood, but check with local authorities before lighting a fire as restrictions could be in place.
The magnificent sheltered Little Beach is situated in Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve approximately 30km east of Albany. Its waters hide a multitude of sponge, plate coral and granite formations, while its sea life is prolific, making it a great spot for underwater photography. Average visibility is 20m with a maximum depth of 12m.
Diving is recommended in all weathers apart from when a strong easterly wind is blowing. Night diving is highly recommended if conditions are suitable. Access is via the car park which is just 50m from the beach. Facilities include toliets and barbecue areas - drinking water is not available at Little Beach.
Waterfall Beach is approximately 30km from Albany in the Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve. It is accessed by taking the bush track at the far end of Little Beach and squeezing through the gap in the rocks. Being a little out of the way, this tiny beach is visited by few tourists, making it ideal for a quiet getaway.
Torbay’s Shelley Beach is situated south of Cosy Corner on Coombes and Shelley Beach roads in the West Cape Howe National Park. It is approximately 33km from Albany and 30km from Denmark and boasts aquamarine waters, surrounded by lush vegetation. Although this remote beach's relaxing sea breeze make it a popular destination in summer, it is never too busy.
Above the beach is a lookout from where you can absorb sensational views across Torbay and Torbay Head to the south and across the ocean to the west, the Torndirrup Peninsula, Albany Wind Farm and The Gap.
There is a large car park behind the beach.