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 21/11/2020.