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Little Beach Albany: Locals Guide To This Stunning Beach 2023

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Little Beach Albany, Western Australia, is part of Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve. We enjoy visiting this hidden beach due to its turquoise water, soft white sand, and beautiful granite rocks.

It’s one of the most popular day trip locations from Albany.

Read on for in-depth information about this stunning beach, including when to visit, what activities you can do, and how to make the most of your time here.

⭐️ Rating: 4.9/5 Stars
📍 Location: Waychinicup National Park, near Albany
☀️ Best Time to Visit: Summer
💵 Cost: National Park fees apply
🐶 Dogs: Not allowed
Open: 24 hours

Where is Little Beach?

aerial view of little beach in albany wa with a bay of white sand and turquoise water
Little Beach by Tourism Western Australia

Little Beach is on the south coast of Western Australia within the Waychinicup National Park.

How To Get To Little Beach Albany

To reach Little Beach, take the Lower King Road, which turns into Nanurup Road. Turn left onto Two Peoples Bay Road, where you will come to Waychinicup National Park.

Follow Two People’s Bay Road until you reach the parking area for Little Beach. The car park is small with only space for 25 vehicles.

From the car park, a small trail leads down towards the beach.

Two Peoples Bay Park Entry Fees

National Park fees are payable as follows:


StandardConcession
Standard vehicle (12 or fewer occupants)A$15.00 per vehicleA$8.00 per vehicle
Large vehicle (more than 12 occupants)A$7.00 per personA$2.50 per person
MotorcycleA$8.00
Little Beach albany

Little Beach Accessibility

Little Beach is not accessible due to the number of steps and steep path.

Little Beach Facilities & Amenities

Facilities at Little Beach are limited, although a drop toilet is available.

Therefore, pack everything you need for your visit, including food, water, and essentials.

granite rocks on the sandy beach at little beach two peoples bay albany

Things To Do At Little Beach

Little Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Western Australia. The white powdery sand stands out in contrast to the bright blue water and granite rocks. The bay is curved, reaching around between two granite headlands.

We enjoy walking along this beach and relaxing while taking in the view. Some other things to do at Little Beach are:

  • Swimming (only on calm days)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Fishing (brilliant salmon fishing)
  • Bush Walks
dave and the girls at little beach albany wa

Little Beach Hike

The Baie de Deux Peuples, a 5 km hike, takes you along the heritage trail. This grade 3 walk starts from the Two Peoples Bay Visitor Centre and ends at Little Beach.

Best Time To Visit Little Beach

The summer months of December to February are the best time to visit Little Beach. The warm temperatures and longer daylight hours make it an ideal time for beach activities and water sports.

During this time, the azure water of this magical beach sparkles and the calm water makes it a great spot for swimming and snorkelling. Outside of summer, the water can be too cold for water activities.

However, December and January are the busiest times due to the WA summer school holidays, so don’t expect the beach to yourself.

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Little Beach Albany by Tourism Western Australia

Beach Dangers

  • Strong currents
  • Large, unpredictable waves
  • Slippery rocks
  • Beach not patrolled

What To Bring To Little Beach

  • Sun lotion
  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Bathers
  • Long sleeve top or rashie (no shade on the beach)
  • Towel
  • Jacket (it can be cool and windy when the sea breeze is in)
  • Insect repellent (flies can be bad)
  • Plenty of water & snacks
  • Toilet paper (some bush toilets run out)

Fauna

  • Gilbert’s potoroo, a small native marsupial (critically endangered)
  • Noisy scrub-bird (endangered)
  • Sea birds
  • Reptiles (including the odd snake)
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Waterfall Beach, Two Peoples Bay

Locals Tip

Walk along the beach to the northern end, where you will find stairs leading up to a path. This leads to rocks where you can see Waterfall Beach – maybe even prettier than Little Beach. Some rock scrambling is involved in getting down onto this wonderful beach, so it is quieter.

Consider buying a National Park Pass if you plan to visit for more than one day (it covers most parks in WA).

golden sandy little beach with people enjoying the beach and swimming

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