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.
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.
Hang Gliders are commonly seen soaring above the beach as there are professional platforms for hang gliding and paragliding on the Lookout.
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!
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/
Watch a hang glider launch from the Shelley Beach Lookout
From Shelley Beach Lookout (above the beach) you can see the southern most point of Western Australia, Torbay Head in West Cape Howe.
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