Misery Beach, a hidden gem on the southern coast of Western Australia. With its stunning natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere, Misery Beach is a must-visit destination for any visitor seeking a peaceful day trip.
In 2022 Misery Beach was named one of the top beaches in Australia by Tourism Australia. This recognition did not come as a surprise to the locals, the sheer beauty and allure of Misery Beach has been a well kept secret on the southern coast of Western Australia. With its soft sand, stunning rock formations, and crystal-clear waters, Misery Beach offers a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors. But it's not just the beauty of the beach that has garnered such widespread acclaim, its the sense of tranquility that comes from being surrounded by cliffs and rocks on either side, and facing out towards King George Sound.
Misery Beach is located 25 minutes drive from the centre of Albany Western Australia, inside Torndirrup National Park.
Torndirrup National Park boasts some of Albany's best tourist attractions, such as The Gap, The Natural Bridge, The Blowholes, Salmon Holes, The Historic Whaling Station at Discovery Bay, Frenchman Bay, Jimmy Newells Harbour, and others. This makes Torndirrup National Park one of the best day trip locations in and around Albany, WA. Start the day with a relaxing swim at Misery Beach, then visit The Gap and see where Australia broke off from Antarctica over 45 million years ago. Then spend the rest of the day marveling at the beaches and natural attractions of this beautiful national park.
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Located just 1km from Misery Beach, visible in the photo to the left, is the only intact whaling station in the world, fully restored as a museum. Explore the rich whaling history of Albany and the discover the inner workings of this now banned trade.
Misery Beach is in Torndirrup NP Tap the markers for information about the locations on the Map below.
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