Middleton Beach

Middleton Beach is in Albany City in Albany Australia

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

Middleton Beach

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, Albany Australia Middleton Beach, Albany, Australia
Middleton Beach Diving Platform on Middleton Beach WA
Middleton Beach Diving Platform on Middleton Beach WA
Middleton Beach Diving Platform on Middleton Beach WA

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 1911and 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! 

Picnic Benches, Middleton Beach, Albany Australia

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.

Ellen Cove Pier, Middleton Beach WA

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 & 1pm, in season. 

This tour is both informative, enjoyable and family friendly, and has wheelchair & pram access. 

Middleton Beach towards Emu Point over Sand Dunes

Middleton Beach was named after Captain Middleton in 1934.  The iconic Esplanade Hotel once stood proudly at Middleton Beach, a number of times. The vacant land,  now owned by the State Government, should soon become a vibrant and useful part of the Middleton Beach precinct with a mix of retail, commercial and residential development on the site.

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

Eyre 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. 

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 George Sound from the calmer waters of Oyster Harbour 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

Point King & King George Sound

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. 

Aerial Photograph of Middleton Beach and Middleton Bay
Viewing and whale watching platform.

Whale Watching Platform, King Point

Anzacs' sacrifice remembered in Albany 100 years on ...

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. 

Whales at Middleton Beach in Middleton Bay

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. 

Childrens Park at Middleton Beach, Ellen Cove

Stay ON Middleton Beach:

Albany Bayside Ocean Villas

Albany Bayside Ocean Villas

Middleton Beach
AAA 4 stars

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.

1,2 or 3 bedroom self-contained holiday units perfectly positioned to enjoy Albany’s pristine coastline, popular cafes, restaurants, and local tourist attractions. Less than a kilometre from the National Anzac Centre, our clean, spacious and well appointed units come in a range of styles to suit every budget and to cater for tourists, holiday makers and business people alike. All of our units have reverse cycle air conditioning, flatscreen TV’s, hairdryers and electric blankets for your comfort. For your convenience there are laundry and BBQ facilities on site. Our friendly staff make every effort to make your stay a memorable experience with a warm welcome and a cosy stay!

Telephone: + 61 8 9841 7817
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:

Middleton Beach Middleton Beach
The most popular beach in Albany. Swim or relax under the trees. Cafes and amenities. Visit Middleton Beach

 

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 HMAS Perth Dive Wreck Former HMAS Perth Dive Wreck
The Location of the Former HMAS Perth Dive Wreck for scuba divers. Visit Former HMAS 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 King George Sound this beautiful setting has a grassy picnic area, BBQs and boat launch. Ideal beachfront location for a great 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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