Middleton beach

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Middleton Beach

Middle­ton Beach is the Albany's main swimm­ing beach, popular for its clean, clear water, white sand and family-friend­ly facili­ties.

Ellen Cove, of which Middle­ton Beach is a part, also features a Jetty and Boardwalk, and is the loc­ation of Carols by Candlelight each Christmas.

Named after Capta­in Middle­ton in 1834, the beach has become fam­ous for its prist­ine con­di­tion and 'healthy air'.

Facili­ties in­clude grassed areas, shady trees, barbecues, children's playgrounds, terraced picnic area and public toilets with showers.

Walkers can en­joy the 5 km path to Emu Point or the 4 km Ellen Cove Boardwalk with its views of King George Sound.

The pro­tec­ted waters of King George Sound attract South­ern Right and Humpback whales dur­ing their annual migr­ation between July and October, sometimes as close as 50 metres from the beach.

With­in walk­ing dist­­ance are a caravan park, several motels, b&b's and local eateries.

Middle­ton Beach It is loca­ted approxim­ately 4 km east of the city centre.

Article updated 02/09/2015.