Whalers Cove

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Whalers Cove

Whalers Cove, also known as Fisheries Beach, is a de­lightful and priv­ate beach approxim­ately 20 km from Albany on the Vancouver Peninsula.

Sheltered from the swell and pro­tec­ted from the wind by the hills of the Vancouver Peninsula, Whaler's Cove is popular for sunba­thing, swimm­ing and fish­ing.

Sheltered from the swell and pro­tec­ted from the wind by the hills of the Peninsula.

Whaler's Beach it­self is approxim­ately 300 metres long and 25 metres wide, with clean, white sand and rocky granite outcrops on the east­ern end.

There is a usu­ally a seaweed bank some dist­­ance out, and the nearby rocks make the loc­ation ex­cell­ent for snorkell­ing.

Nearby facili­ties in­clude a car park, toilet block and con­crete paths to the beach. The best times to visit are between Dec­em­ber and April when temp­eratures are usu­ally between 20 and 30 de­grees celsius.

The car park also marks the beginn­ing of the Point Possession Heritage Trail, a 6 km hike around the Vancouver Peninsula. At the end, a cairn marks the loc­ation Capta­in George Vancouver claimed the area for the British Crown in 1791.

To visit Whalers Cove, drive along French­man Bay Road to Torndirrup National Park, then turn left onto Quarranup Road. Follow this for another 6 km to the car park, loca­ted on the right.

Article updated 23/06/2017.