Middleton Beach

Middleton Beach is in Albany City in Albany Australia

Middleton Beach & Middleton Bay are located five minutes drive (4km) east of Albany City Centre.

Middleton Beach

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 healands of King George Sound it is ideal for swimming and snorkeling. There is even a pontoon (floating platform) out in the bay for jumping into the water.

Get to Middleton Beach: Follow Middleton Road east from anywhere in Albany City and you'll arrive at Middleton Beach. Flinders Pde runs parallel to the beach, or take Golf Links Road north towards Emu Point, the northern end of Middleton Beach.

The pontoon which is moored off of Middleton Beach at Ellen Cove is a popular place for swimming and diving. The City of Albany is constructing the Ellen Cove Marine Enclosure at Middleton Beach.

Middleton Beach, Albany Australia Middleton Beach, Albany, Australia

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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.

Middleton Beach Diving Platform on Middleton Beach WA
Middleton Beach Diving Platform on Middleton Beach WA
Middleton Beach Diving Platform on Middleton Beach WA

Picnic at Ellen Cove, Middleton Beach

At Ellen Cove there is also a delightful terraced area where you can picnic in the shade overlooking the beach. On the northern end at Emu Point there is a cafe on the Oyster Harbour side of the point.

Picnic Benches, Middleton Beach, Albany Australia

Ellen Cove

At the far southern end of Middleton Beach, where the bay wraps around the headland (King Point) is called Ellen Cove.

The Ellen Cove Boardwalk climbs the hill to the south above Ellen Cove Jetty, with views over the King George Sound and Middleton Bay. Click here to see an Albany Beaches Map - zoom in on the map to see the beach.

In the early years of Albany's settlement, Middleton Beach provided a handy spot to off-load supplies and stock onto shore as some of the larger boats could not navigate the entrance into Princess Royal Harbour (the main port). (*Wikipedia)

Find out more about Ellen Cove.

Ellen Cove Pier, Middleton Beach WA

Ellen Cove Boardwalk Trail

The trail from Ellen Cove leads around Mount Adelaide where Princess Royal Fortress and the National ANZAC Centre are located, and ending in Albany's CBD, the Albany Entertainment Centre and Albany Harbour.

This is a mixed walking/biking trail and is one of the best we've biked along. One of the only family-friendly bike trails on the coast.

If you love biking, start at Emu Point, cycle the Middleton Beach Cycle Trail, and continue up and around Mt Adelaide through Ataturk Channel.

Middleton Beach towards Emu Point over Sand Dunes

Middleton Beach stretches 4.5km to Emu Point.
You can hire bikes to enjoy this area:
Albany Bike Hire.

Middleton Beach, Summer School Holidays
Middleton Beach from Mt Adelaide, Albany

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.

Middleton Beach to Emu Point, Albany

This photo is the view of Middleton Beach from Princess Royal Fortress with point, Emu Point, separating the vast and wavy King Geoge Sound from the calmer waters of Oyster Harbor and the Kalgan River system.

Attractions around Middleton Beach

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
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
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

King Point & King George Sound

Walk the beautiful Ellen Cove Boardwalk and get amazing views of Middleton Beach.

The boardwalk is a pleasant shallow slope up and around the point with incredible views of King George Sound, Vancouver Peninsula and the outlying islands. Looking North the 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.

Aerial Photograph of Middleton Beach and Middleton Bay

Whale watching from the shore

This trail is THE place for Whale Watching (June-Oct) from land.

Alternatively, drive along Marine Drive (up the mountain from the roundabout at the southern end of the beach) which has large lookout locations and parking spaces for drivers wishing to get amazing views and see whales! More information on Whale Watching in Albany.

Middleton Beach provides an easily accessible location for viewing Southern Right and Humpback whales during their annual migration to the Southern Ocean.

Whales enter the bay to rest and can sometimes be seen as close as 20-30 metres from the shore or frolicking out in the deeper waters of the bay. ~ (*Wikipedia)

ANZAC departure to Gallipoli

This walkway was ideal to watch the ANZAC Memorial Reenactment in 2014 when battleships from around the world displayed their rememberance of Gallipoli, 1914. :( More on their tale at gallipoli.com.au

Whale Watching Platform, King Point

Viewing and whale watching platform.

Whales at Middleton Beach in Middleton Bay

ANZAC Naval Reenactment, King George Sound, 2014

Enjoying Middleton Beach Charm

The facilities at Middleton Beach are fantastic. The surf club sits prominently north of an open grassed area, dunes and the white sandy beach.

A A children's play park offers little ones a chance to climb, swing and slide.

Childrens Park at Middleton Beach, Ellen Cove

Stay ON Middleton Beach:

Albany Bayside Ocean Villas

Albany Bayside Ocean Villas

Middleton Beach
AAA****

Deluxe 4 Star luxurious, comfortable and spacious Beachside Villas only seconds away from the sands of Middleton Beach!

“Southern Shores” & “Southern Breeze” & "Southern Stars" villas have 3 bedrooms with king, queen and single bed options available and comfortably sleep 6. There are two bathrooms, one ensuite & one semi-ensuite with bath & separate toilet. The kitchen has a cook top, full oven, full fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. There is a TV in master bedroom, 100cm flat screen TV in lounge room, DVD & CD players and free Wireless internet. The villas have reverse cycle A/C, board games, lockable storeroom, a cot and high-chair, enclosed private courtyard and BBQ area with undercover parking and extra parking for cars, boats & trailers. Seconds away from Middleton Beach, Albany Golf Course, cycle and walking paths, great fishing and close to cafes & restaurants. Guest Reviews online.

Telephone: Glen or Carol Free Call 1800 335 995
Address: Dillon Close, Collingwood Park, 6330 Western Australia
Villa 15

Villa 15

Middleton Beach

Modern villa nestled between two of Albany's premier locations and metres from the pristine white sands of Middleton Beach.

Located on the beach and away from traffic, ideal for a safe, quiet and relaxing holiday. Our living area has a stunning high ceiling, a large 6 seater lounge, a 55" LED TV with  FoxTel and BluRay player. The kitchen is well equipped including microwave and dishwasher so everyone can have a holiday! The dining table seats six comfortably. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, ensuite and private TV. There is a queen size bed in bedroom two and two singles in bedroom three, sleeping up to 6 (8 with folder beds). The enclosed courtyard has an with outdoor setting and gas BBQ. At night, let the soothing sounds of the surf lull you into a deep restful sleep. Albany's Links golf course is next door, hire a bike and take in the breath taking scenery along the bike track that passes by.

Telephone: Paul on 1800 795 015 or 0428 160 289
Address: 3 Dillon Close, Albany, 6330 Western Australia
Albany Holiday Units

Albany Holiday Units

Middleton Beach, Albany

Comfortable and affordable holiday units fabulously located only a minutes walk to Middleton Beach, cafes and shops.

Our clean, spacious and well appointed units come in a range of styles to suit every budget for tourists, holiday makers and business people alike. Our Studio Units are conveniently located and are similar to a deluxe motel room with kitchenette, air conditioning, TV & Shower. Our ground floor, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments contain two large bedrooms with one queen in the master bedroom, two single beds in the second room and ample room to add two foldaway beds. They have a fully equipped kitchen including a full fridge, flatscreen TV, DVD, air conditioning, hairdryer and electric blankets for your comfort. There is also a laundrette, BBQ area and undercover carports as well as independent wheelchair access. Less than a kilometre from the National Anzac Centre. Our friendly staff make every effort to make your stay a memorable experience with a warm welcome and a cosy stay!

Telephone: Lindy (08) 9841 7817 or (08) 9841 7819
Address: 19-21 Golf Links Road, Middleton Beach, Albany, 6330 Western Australia

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.

Middleton Beach

Middleton Beach, Albany's local city beach. Amazing. Tap the markers for information about the locations on the Map below.

What's on the map? These are the locations plotted above:

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
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
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

Stay ON Middleton Beach:

Albany Bayside Ocean Villas

Albany Bayside Ocean Villas

Middleton Beach
AAA****

Deluxe 4 Star luxurious, comfortable and spacious Beachside Villas only seconds away from the sands of Middleton Beach!

“Southern Shores” & “Southern Breeze” & "Southern Stars" villas have 3 bedrooms with king, queen and single bed options available and comfortably sleep 6. There are two bathrooms, one ensuite & one semi-ensuite with bath & separate toilet. The kitchen has a cook top, full oven, full fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. There is a TV in master bedroom, 100cm flat screen TV in lounge room, DVD & CD players and free Wireless internet. The villas have reverse cycle A/C, board games, lockable storeroom, a cot and high-chair, enclosed private courtyard and BBQ area with undercover parking and extra parking for cars, boats & trailers. Seconds away from Middleton Beach, Albany Golf Course, cycle and walking paths, great fishing and close to cafes & restaurants. Guest Reviews online.

Telephone: Glen or Carol Free Call 1800 335 995
Address: Dillon Close, Collingwood Park, 6330 Western Australia
Villa 15

Villa 15

Middleton Beach

Modern villa nestled between two of Albany's premier locations and metres from the pristine white sands of Middleton Beach.

Located on the beach and away from traffic, ideal for a safe, quiet and relaxing holiday. Our living area has a stunning high ceiling, a large 6 seater lounge, a 55" LED TV with  FoxTel and BluRay player. The kitchen is well equipped including microwave and dishwasher so everyone can have a holiday! The dining table seats six comfortably. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, ensuite and private TV. There is a queen size bed in bedroom two and two singles in bedroom three, sleeping up to 6 (8 with folder beds). The enclosed courtyard has an with outdoor setting and gas BBQ. At night, let the soothing sounds of the surf lull you into a deep restful sleep. Albany's Links golf course is next door, hire a bike and take in the breath taking scenery along the bike track that passes by.

Telephone: Paul on 1800 795 015 or 0428 160 289
Address: 3 Dillon Close, Albany, 6330 Western Australia
Albany Holiday Units

Albany Holiday Units

Middleton Beach, Albany

Comfortable and affordable holiday units fabulously located only a minutes walk to Middleton Beach, cafes and shops.

Our clean, spacious and well appointed units come in a range of styles to suit every budget for tourists, holiday makers and business people alike. Our Studio Units are conveniently located and are similar to a deluxe motel room with kitchenette, air conditioning, TV & Shower. Our ground floor, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments contain two large bedrooms with one queen in the master bedroom, two single beds in the second room and ample room to add two foldaway beds. They have a fully equipped kitchen including a full fridge, flatscreen TV, DVD, air conditioning, hairdryer and electric blankets for your comfort. There is also a laundrette, BBQ area and undercover carports as well as independent wheelchair access. Less than a kilometre from the National Anzac Centre. Our friendly staff make every effort to make your stay a memorable experience with a warm welcome and a cosy stay!

Telephone: Lindy (08) 9841 7817 or (08) 9841 7819
Address: 19-21 Golf Links Road, Middleton Beach, Albany, 6330 Western Australia

Albany Region Attractions & Information:

The Gap The Gap
An impressive rugged granite channel carved by the waves of the Great Southern Ocean crashing against the granite coastline forming a spectacular sheer drop of almost twenty five metres. Visit The Gap
Natural Bridge Natural Bridge
The Natural Bridge is a granite formation caused by the gradual wearing away of the rock by the Great Southern Ocean. Visit Natural Bridge
Brig Amity Replica Brig Amity Replica
Experience the first settlers arrival in Albany, the first settlement in Western Australia, from onboard a replica of the Amity. Visit Brig Amity Replica
Albany Agricultural Show Albany Agricultural Show
The Albany Show (Albany Agricultural Show) happens at the Albany Showgrounds, corner of Lockyer & Cockburn Rds in November each year. Visit Albany Agricultural Show
Albany Farmers Market Albany Farmers Market
Saturday mornings. Fresh fruit and veggies from local growers. Organic produce available. Visit Albany Farmers Market
Albany Heritage Park Albany Heritage Park
The heritage park consists of the parklands and monuments of Mount Clarence and Mount Adelaide including the National ANZAC Centre. Visit Albany Heritage Park
Albany Wind Farm Albany Wind Farm
Beautiful and productive green energy from the wind of the Torndirrup, just outside Albany City towards Frenchman Bay. Visit Albany Wind Farm
ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial sits atop Mount Clarence. Visit ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
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
Former HMS Perth Dive Wreck Former HMS Perth Dive Wreck
The Location of the Former HMS Perth Dive Wreck for scuba divers. Visit Former HMS Perth Dive Wreck
Princess Royal Fortress Princess Royal Fortress
One of the best outdoor military museums in Australia. The Fortress is within the Albany Heritage Park, atop Mount Adelaide. Visit Princess Royal Fortress
WA Museum Albany WA Museum Albany
The Western Australian Museum Albany has exhibitions and information on the natural and social history of the region. Visit WA Museum Albany

Attractions in Albany and surrounds:

Brig Amity Replica Brig Amity Replica
Experience the first settlers arrival in Albany, the first settlement in Western Australia, from onboard a replica of the Amity. Visit Brig Amity Replica
Mount Clarence Mount Clarence
Visit the ANZAC Desert Corps Memorial and view the coast from Padre White Lookout or Apex Lookout at the summit. Visit Mount Clarence
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
City of Albany City of Albany
Located between the hills of Mount Melville and Mount Clarence, the Nestled along the Princess Royal Harbour & King George Sound. Visit City of Albany
Albany Farmers Market Albany Farmers Market
Saturday mornings. Fresh fruit and veggies from local growers. Organic produce available. Visit Albany Farmers Market
Albany Heritage Park Albany Heritage Park
The heritage park consists of the parklands and monuments of Mount Clarence and Mount Adelaide including the National ANZAC Centre. Visit Albany Heritage Park
Albany Pier (Cruises & Whale Watching) Albany Pier (Cruises & Whale Watching)
Albany Pier for embarking on a whale watching tour. Visit Albany Pier (Cruises & Whale Watching)
Albany Wind Farm Albany Wind Farm
Beautiful and productive green energy from the wind of the Torndirrup, just outside Albany City towards Frenchman Bay. Visit Albany Wind Farm
ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial sits atop Mount Clarence. Visit ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
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
Frenchman Bay Frenchman Bay
Located on the southern side of the King George Sound this is a beautiful setting with picnic area and barbecues and a boat launch. Ideal for relaxing, eating, and having quiet day out. Visit Frenchman Bay
Oyster Harbour Oyster Harbour
Oyster Harbour, on the north eastern side of Albany flows into the King George Sound past Emu Point. Visit Oyster Harbour
Princess Royal Fortress Princess Royal Fortress
One of the best outdoor military museums in Australia. The Fortress is within the Albany Heritage Park, atop Mount Adelaide. Visit Princess Royal Fortress
WA Museum Albany WA Museum Albany
The Western Australian Museum Albany has exhibitions and information on the natural and social history of the region. Visit WA Museum Albany

Accommodation in Albany?