Shelley Beach
Shelley Beach, on the beach
Hang Glider off Shelley Beach, West Cape Howe

Shelley Beach in West Cape Howe is a beautiful and powerful beach along the waters of Torbay. The turquoise waters, verdant surrounds and ocean breeze make this beach a popular yet remote destination.

The beach and lookout are located just south of Cosy Corner along Coombes and Shelley Beach Roads, Shelley Beach has a large car park set just behind the beach.

Above, the Shelley Beach Lookout is worth a visit for it's views across Torbay and Torbay Head to the south, and of Torndirrup Peninsula, the Albany Wind Farm and The Gap across the water to the west.

The West Cape Howe National Park Map may help you get your bearings.

Shelley Beach is one of those amazing locations that is a must see when in the Albany Region.

The white sandy beaches, rocky headlands covered with green, huge waves and amazing views make Shelley Beach memorable.

Shelley Beach Facing East
Shelley Beach Facing East
Paragliding over Shelley Beach, Albany
Bibbulmun Track, Walpole to Albany

The Bibbulmun Track crosses the Shelley Beach Lookout walking trail allowing you to head west to Walpole or East to Albany. View the Maps on the Bibbulmuntrack.org.au for: Walpole or Albany.

Paragliding from Shelley Beach Lookout facing Albany Windfarm, West Cape Howe

Hang Gliders are commonly seen soaring above the beach as there are professional platforms for hang gliding and paragliding on the Lookout.

Shelley Beach Waves

The Great Southern Ocean is unpredictable, sending surges even at calm times. BE AWARE when close to the water or cliff edges. LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST, so pay attention!

Paragliding from Shelley Beach Lookout facing Albany Windfarm, West Cape Howe
Shelley Beach, sandy white beach
Shelley Beach from the Lookout, West Cape Howe

Visiting West Cape Howe National Park

The national park is run by the Department of Parks and Wildlife. Information on camping or commercial access should be accessed through them: https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/

West Cape Howe National Park West Cape Howe National Park
Containing the southernmost point of Western Australia this national park is astounding. Visit West Cape Howe National Park
Shelley Beach Shelley Beach
Turquoise waters, verdant surrounds and ocean breeze make this beach a popular yet remote destination. Visit Shelley Beach
Shelley Beach Lookout Shelley Beach Lookout
A beautiful scenic lookout with hang gliding and paragliding platforms. Visit Shelley Beach Lookout
Cosy Corner Cosy Corner
White beaches plus camping facilities and lots of picnic benches. Cosy Corner is cosy indeed. Located just east of West Cape National Park between Albany and Denmark. Visit Cosy Corner
Lowlands Beach Lowlands Beach
Beautiful, secluded beach west of West Cape Howe and east of the Wilson Inlet. Visit Lowlands Beach
Forsyth Bluff Forsyth Bluff
This eastern most end of the National Park is rugged with large waves and waist to head high heathland. Visit Forsyth Bluff
Forsyth Bluff Forsyth Bluff
Forsyth Bluff gives a wonderful view out over the top of the bluff, only metres from the car park. Visit Forsyth Bluff
Torbay Head Torbay Head
Torbay Head is the southern most point of Western Australia Visit Torbay Head
Torbay Inlet Torbay Inlet
Many people find Torbay to be one of the most relaxing and peaceful places along this stretch of coastline. Visit Torbay Inlet

Watch a hang glider launch from the Shelley Beach Lookout

West Cape Howe, Western Australia's Southern Most Point

From Shelley Beach Lookout (above the beach) you can see the southern most point of Western Australia, Torbay Head in West Cape Howe.

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

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