National Parks / Natural World
West Cape Howe National Park Albany
Where are we going today?
There are some amazing national parks in Australia, and West Cape Howe National Park might just be one of them!
With some incredible sheer cliffs, stunning beaches, amazing wildlife, and plenty of family fun to be had, this is a family day out in paradise!
West Cape Howe National Park lies right on the southern coast, about 30km west of Albany. If you are looking for a simple family day out, then Shelley Beach is the best location to head.
This granite bound beach is the easiest site for a visit. Here, kids can play in the super white sand, and family can even enjoy some very good fishing too! If you wanted to extend your family day out, there is even a low-key campground there for you.
It's here you might even spot a hang-glider or two, as they launch themselves over the end! There are some great little bushwalks from here if those active kids are wanting to explore, so pack those walking shoes!
For those families who have a four-wheel drive, you can explore a bit more of West Cape Howe National Park. With the crashing waves and soaring cliffs, it's a sight worth the drive!
Other beaches worth a look at DunskyBeach and Torbay Head.
If you do want to explore further, and don't have a four-wheel drive, you can take a hike along the tracks.
There is so much to explore in this beautiful part of Western Australia, you might just find yourself heading back again and again!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
Advisable to visit dusk to dawn
They have BBQ facilities to why not bring your own lunch and enjoy a picnic!.
Make sure you have plenty of bottled water.
Any Top Tips?
Keep away from the cliff faces, and don't fish near the rugged coastline as this can be dangerous.
Need a little extra help?
The tracks for walks are sandy four-wheel tracks to get to the main features, so take care. .
Make sure you take plenty of sunscreen, and take your hat.
What people are saying?
by Sophie de Peretti
Beautiful park with great beaches and ideal for good pictures of pristine water.
by Sean Smith
Admittedly, my experience was tainted by bad weather and trails closed as a result of a fire. Lovely park, 4x4 would be best to get the most out of this place.
by Kerry Frost
Fantastic place of natural beauty,still pristine and full of biodiversity
by Hasnain Ali Bangash
Amazing isolated beaches and forests of tall trees. The best of all is the unpopular but less explored Shelly Beach which has breathtaking first site and a camping area as well. The road access to Shelly beach is gravel midway from the main national park road but you can drive through slowly and easily on car as well and at last you will say "totally worth it"!!
by Patrick Dhue
Good 4x4 tracks