#5 Middleton Beach
Middleton Beach has a jetty, and in summer a pontoon (a floating construction that can hold many swimmers) is placed in the ocean for delight and fun of swimmers. Nearby you can find Three Anchors which is a restaurant/bar/kiosk and art gallery. A venue to chill with on tap beer and good food whilst watching the waves roll in. [Image Skyprints]
#6 Bayonet Head Nature Trail
Bayonet Head has large areas of native bushland along Yakamia Creek. Several reserves, including the Bayonet Head Lookout, offer recreational and picnic facilities. It is a beautiful hike along a nature trail while enjoying native birds and wildflowers.
#7 Ledge Beach / Gull Rock
I love walking along this stretch of beach leaving footprints in the sand. This beach is deserted most of the time. Time for solitude. [Image Becki Shaver]
#8 Salmon Holes
Salmon Holes in the Torndirrup National Park is a spot not to be missed. Walk down the stairs and let the sand squelch between your toes. Watch the crashing waves, but be aware of the signs. I love the look on the fishermen’s faces as they reel in a Salmon. [Image Becki Shaver]
#9 Mount Martin
Mt Martin Botanical Reserve provides a beautiful coastal setting for recreation and enjoyment of natural beauty. A 5 km hike offers high vista points in the landscape and outstanding views of Breaksea and Michaelmas islands, Albany’s harbours and Torndirrup Peninsula. Another beautiful spot to hike, breathe and take in the beauty that is Albany Region.
#10 Castle Rock / Granite Skywalk
Start at picnic area at eastern end of ranges. Head up steep hill through Karri trees. Descend before climbing next hill to Balancing Rock. Here is a wonderful photo opportunity. The next part is not easy. Climb over rocks, through a crevice, up a ladder then along the Granite Skywalk to the summit for magnificent views. It’s hard work but worth it. [Image Steve K Photography]
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