Laze your day away and stake out a patch of sand at one of Albany’s pristine beaches.
Middleton Beach > Popular with families, with gentle waves, a jetty for fishing and cafes a stone’s throw away.
Emu Point Beach > Sheltered beach, perfect for kayaking and paddling with a café close by.
Shelley Beach > Watch the hang gliders and paragliders above you, with beautiful views of the West Cape Howe National Park.
Little Beach > Regularly voted one of Western Australia’s best beaches. Features pristine sand and calm waters set within Two People’s Bay Nature Reserve.
Misery Beach > Secluded and sheltered spot with gentle waves. Views over King George Sound. A local secret!
Whalers Cove > Protected waters make this spot suitable for family swimming. Clear and calm waters make this spot good for snorkelling.
SURF OUR TURF
There’s a surf spot for everyone in Amazing Albany, with conditions to suit all experience levels. Windsurfers are in paradise in Albany, with the protected waters of Princess Royal Harbour and adjacent coastline offering some of the State’s best wind and kite surfing hotspots.
Mutton Bird & Nanarup > Beach break, left and right. Easy access. Best winds: North, or North-West. Suitable for all surfers.
Salmon Holes > Sand and reef break, left and right. Best winds: West or North-West. For experienced surfers.
Blow Holes > Beach break, left and right. Best on small swell. Best winds: North-East or North. For experienced surfers.
Sand Patch > Beach break, left and right. Needs northern winds. Good smaller swell. For experienced surfers.
Dingos > Heavy shore break with a wedge, left and right. North-west winds are best, and at least a 2m swell. 4WD access only.
An Albany pastime, and most fishing spots are accessible by 2WD vehicles, followed by a short walk. Western Angler editor Scott Coghlan shares Albany’s best fishing spots:
City Marina > Fish from the rocks, landing or jetty for herring, bream, squid and the occasional pink snapper.
Emu Point Channel > Shore fishing for herring, King George whiting, skippy, small salmon and the occasional squid.
Sand Patch > Long walk, but can reward anglers with good fishing for herring, skippy, a few tailor, and salmon.
Shelley Beach > Salmon during their annual run, and herring. Bonito from the beach.
Cheyne Beach > Great fishing from the beach for herring and skippy, along with big numbers of salmon during the annual run.
Bornholm Beach > Tricky 4WD track in and out, but offers good beach fishing for herring, salmon, tailor, as well as sharks.
King George Sound > Great boat fishing for King George whiting, squid, skippy, sand whiting, herring and flathead. Salmon when in season, southern blue fin tuna and bonito.
Two Peoples Bay > Boat and shore fishing for herring, King George whiting and squid. Boat fishing for samson fish, queen snapper, Breaksea cod and dhufish.
Taylor Inlet/Nanarup > Fishing in the inlet for black bream, juvenile salmon and occasional King George whiting. Catch herring, salmon, skippy and tailor from the beach.
Salmon Holes > Salmon, during their annual season, and herring from the beach. CAUTION: DO NOT FISH FROM ROCKS. LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST.
Kalgan River > Great shore and boat fishing for black bream and small mulloway, along with herring. Juvenile salmon and tailor in the lower reaches, and blue swimmer crabs. Landing under bridge can also fish well.
Oyster Harbour > Boat fishing for herring, King George whiting and also black bream on the flats. Same species from the boat harbour jetties.