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Albany Beaches



The car park is located behind the sand dunes, so you can either take the staircase up and over along the boardwalk or walk around past Taylor Inlet and on to the beach.


Nanarup Beach is off-the-beaten-track yet well worth a visit. Travel north-east from Albany City Centre and cross the Oyster Harbour bridge towards Nanarup and Two Peoples Bay.


Popular fishing and 4 wheel driving location.


There is a long beautiful white sandy beach at Nanarup. With picnic and barbecues, and easy stairway access, it’s a delightful place to stop for lunch.


The Taylor Inlet discharges through Nanarup beach and can also be explored from the car park.


Several sets of picnic benches as well as toilet facilities are located at the entrance to Nanarup Beach.


There is a lookout which you can access from the eastern side of the beach. This can not be seen from the entry boardwalk but only accessed from on the beach. This is a good place to see whales in season (bring your binoculars).


Please respect the wildlife. Many of the animals in this area are repopulating and need our support.


4wd vehicles can access the beach alongside the Taylor Inlet at the car park.


Vehicles are not permitted on the western side of the beach, but fully kitted 4wd vehicles can drive from Nannarup Beach all the way north east to Two Peoples Bay along the beach.




Mutton Bird 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.  Good open water dive spot and surfing location.


Very good quality beach break waves dishing up good hollow rides of length over good sandbanks with heaps of power. It catches a south swell and is best around 4-6ft at all tides and north wind combos.



Middleton Beach is the closest to Albany City centre, and has become one of the most popular beaches. Sheltered from the largest waves by the islands and headlands of King George Sound it is ideal for swimming and snorkelling. There is even a pontoon (floating platform) out in the bay for jumping into the water.


Middleton Beach is a very popular and social beach where people of all ages can find a place to relax in the shade of the trees. At the southern end, where Middleton Road meets the beach, there are toilets, showers, telephones, a children’s playground, cafe’ and restaurant and numerous other places to enjoy, or relax on beach. This end of Middleton Beach is Ellen Cove with Ellen Cove Pier and Ellen Cove Boardwalk available for you to enjoy.


The turquoise waters and beautiful waves make Middleton Beach ideal for swimming, walking and enjoying the waves. During the summer holidays in Albany this is by far the most popular beach. Plenty of sun, plenty of shade, facing due east, Middleton is gorgeous.



Parry Beach is located at the far western end of William Bay National Park offering spectacular views east across William Bay and the rest of the National Park. Parry Beach is a popular surfing beach and camping location too!


Parry Beach is over five kilometres long and merges with Mazzoletti Beach which will bring you directly to Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks.


The beach is fully accessible via the Parry Beach Road which winds along the Parry Inlet off the South Coast Highway west of Denmark.


There are many facilities including camping, fishing, a boat launching area and public toilets.