Besides being a top spot for water sports, Albany’s coastal suburb of Middleton Beach becomes one of the world’s best locations for whale encounters every year between June and October.
From Perth, it takes just under five hours by road or one hour and 15 minutes by direct flight to reach Albany. Once there, it’s an easy five minute drive, or a half hour walk from the city centre to Middleton Beach.
Water sports enthusiasts love Middleton Beach for its swimming, surfing and body boarding. It’s also an ideal place for a relaxing picnic on the lawns beneath the Norfolk Pine trees, or a stroll along the Middleton Beach boardwalk. Starting at Ellen Cove, passing Point King and the entrance to Princess Royal Harbour and finishing in the city centre, the walk offers lovely views across the beach and King George Sound – a great opportunity to spot dolphins and coastal spring wildflowers.
From June to October each year, you’re also likely to see migrating humpback and southern right whales as they come in close to shore for calving. For an even closer encounter, jump aboard one of Albany’s numerous whale watching tours.
Many of the cafes and restaurants in the area take full advantage of the stunning coastal views, and if you’re planning to make Middleton Beach your base in Albany, take your pick from camping grounds and caravan parks, cabins, chalets, apartments and hotel accommodation.
Middleton Beach is a suburb of Albany in Western Australia. It is located approximately 391kms from the capital Perth covering an area of 0.734 square kilometres. Middleton Beach has a recorded population of 727 residents and is within the Australian Western Standard Time zone Australia/Perth.
If you are planning a visit to Middleton Beach we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Middleton Beach and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.