Middleton Beach

Middleton Beach is in Albany City in Albany Australia

Middleton Beach is only a four minute drive from Albany City Centre!

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Middleton Beach is the closest beach to Albany City and its most popular! Michaelmas and Breaksea islands are clearly seen from the shore.

Sheltered from the largest waves by the islands and headlands of King George Sound it is ideal for swimming, wind surfing, picnicking and snorkelling!

There is a delightful terraced area to picnic in the shade overlooking the ocean at Ellen Cove. 

Middleton Beach has a few eateries, shops and plenty of places to stay, it is a popular and social beach where people of all ages can find a place to relax in the shade of the trees. 

Fishing is popular from the jetty and the jetty is great for jumping off! 
Middleton Beach Ellen Cove Boardwalk and Jetty at Middleton Beach WA
Middleton Beach Boardwalk at Middleton Beach

Ellen Cove, a Historical and Scenic Boardwalk.

At Ellen Cove the bay wraps around the headland. Follow the boardwalk as it climbs the hill with views over the King George Sound, Middleton Bay, Vancouver Peninsula and the outlying islands with an easy to moderate bike ride and moderate to hard walk.

The Point King Lighthouse operated between 1857 and 1911 and the ruins of keeper cottage residence is all that remains today. This was Albany Port's first navigational light and WA's second lighthouse! The Ellen Cove To Albany Port walk is a dual use pathway that takes between 1 and 3 hours to walk finishing in Albany's CBD, the Albany Entertainment Centre and Albany Harbour. A wonderfully historic walk with stunning natural scenery!

Walk the beautiful 8.4km Ellen Cove Boardwalk trail and get amazing views, suitable for all skill levels. The boardwalk is a pleasant shallow slope up and around the point with incredible views of King George Sound, Vancouver Peninsula, Middleton Beach and Emu Point. You'll see Gull Rock National Park and Two Peoples Bay in the distance. The Ellen Cove Boardwalk converts to a well sealed walking and biking trail wrapping around Mount Adelaide into Ataturk Channel and arriving finally at the Albany Harbour on Princess Royal Harbour.
The entrance to Princess Royal Harbour is called Ataturk Entrance, named after Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Commander in Chief of the Turkish forces at Gallipoli. This is both an historical and naturally beautiful walking trail.

Middleton Beach Waves

Middeton Beach Shark Net

The Middeton Beach shark net covers a small area of Ellen Cove. This unobstructive net provides peace of mind for families and swimmers of all ages. It encompasses the middleton Beach jetty and previously the Middleton Beach Pontoon which we hope will return in the future. It was contrsucted in 2016 and has been a staple of Middleton Beach since.

Middleton Beach Shark Net on Middleton Beach WA
Middleton Beach Shark Net on Middleton Beach WA

Click here to see an Albany Beaches Map. Middleton Beach stretches 4.5km to Emu Point. You can hire bikes to enjoy this area from Albany Bike Hire.

Middleton Beach Full Shark net

Whale watching between June and October...

See Southern Right and Humpback whales, during their annual migration to the Southern Ocean, from the Middleton Beach Lookouts on Marine Drive.

Or take a Whale Watching tour, every day 9.30am and 1pm, in season. This tour is both informative, enjoyable and family friendly, and has wheelchair and pram access. 

Middleton Beach, Eyre Park, Air Park, Albany Parks, Albany Western Australia

Eyre Park (Pronounced Air Park) is located only 500m from the beach and between Adelaide Crescent and Garden Street. 

Eyre Park is an All Abilities Play Space with a lake, gazebo, drinking fountain, toilets, picnic tables and BBQ facilities. 

This large and well equipped park has a great range of play equipment for all abilities including swings, bridges, climbing ropes, flying foxes and sand play.
The park also has a basketball court which is is lit up until 9pm at night. 

Attractions around Middleton Beach

Ataturk Channel Ataturk Channel
Ataturk Channel connects King George Sound and Princess Royal Harbour allowing safe access to the Port of Albany. Visit Ataturk Channel
Emu Point Emu Point
The northern end of Middleton Beach, on the shores of Oyster Harbour at the channel to King George Sound. Visit Emu Point
Middleton Beach Middleton Beach
The most popular beach in Albany. Swim or relax under the trees. Cafes and amenities. Visit Middleton Beach
Ellen Cove Ellen Cove
Ellen Cove, Ellen Cove Boardwalk and Ellen Cove Pier are at the far southern end of Middleton Beach, Albany. Visit Ellen Cove

Anzacs' sacrifice remembered in Albany 100 years later

The Centenary of Anzac, 2014 to 2018, was an important period of national commemoration for Australia when Albany hosted a range of events and services to mark 100 years since the first convoy sailed from Australia bound for World War 1. The Albany ANZAC Memorial Re-enactment in 2014, displayed a flotilla of warships in Princess Royal Harbour plus numerous other events including the opening of the National Anzac Centre. Albany's Menang people have been living in the region for many thousands of years prior to British arrival in 1826.

Anzacs, Anzacs Albany WA, Anzac 100 Year Memorial

ANZAC Naval Reenactment, King George Sound, 2014

Enjoying the Middleton Beach Foreshore

The surf club sits prominently north of an open grassed area, dunes and the white sandy beach.

The Ellen Cove playground includes a viking swing and a large wooden ship.  The second park is closer to the caravan park that is more suitable for younger kids. There is ample parking. 

Mideleton Beach Surf Club

Middleton Beach Panoramic Video

Middleton Beach, panning up to Emu Point than out across King George Sound to the Great Southern ocean and back again to Middleton Beach.

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