Shelley Beach

Natural Attractions

The white sands of Shelley Beach are surrounded by the rugged wilderness of West Cape Howe National Park. It’s the only area of this spectacular coastal landscape that can be accessed in a two wheel drive, making it a favourite stop for beach-lovers, campers, anglers and bushwalkers.

Heading from Albany or Denmark, it’s a 50-minute drive to reach Shelley Beach in West Cape Howe National Park. To get to Albany from Perth, it’s a four and a half hour drive, or just over an hour by air. You can also explore this coastline by walking the Bibbulmun Track – one of the world’s great long-distance walk trails, stretching nearly 1,000 kilometres.

The huge granite boulders that frame Shelley Beach were formed over 1,100 million years ago and provide shelter for swimming and fishing. Throw in a line from the beach to chase Australian salmon, mulloway, whiting and herring.

During the summer months (December to March) easterly winds create good flying conditions for hang-gliders. Watch them take off from the Lookout car park and enjoy a short walk along the boardwalk.

Pitch your tent (permits required) and enjoy a night beside the wild Southern Ocean, under a blanket of stars.

Facilities

Beaches & Surf Canoeing/Kayaking Carpark Family Family Friendly Fishing Hang Gliding/Paragliding Nature & Wildlife Public Toilet Snorkelling Swimming

Rates

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