Whaling Station West - Beach in Frenchman Bay Albany WA - SLS Beachsafe

Whaling Station West WA

Whaling Station West (WA 406) is located on the eastern side of Waterbay Point and curves to the east for 600 m to the rocks of the old Whaling Station. It receives slightly higher waves averaging almost 1 m which maintain a steep reflective beach, with the seagrass 50 m... Read more

Whaling Station West (WA 406) is located on the eastern side of Waterbay Point and curves to the east for 600 m to the rocks of the old Whaling Station. It receives slightly higher waves averaging almost 1 m which maintain a steep reflective beach, with the seagrass 50 m offshore in the west and close to shore in the west. It is backed by scarped 10-20 m high dunes that have transgressed across the peninsula from Jimmy Newhills Harbour 2 km to the south. There is a sealed road to the southern end of the beach where the car park for the whaling station is located. The Whaling Station operated from 1952 to 1978. Since it closed it has been redeveloped as a whaling museum, called Whaleworld, with most of the original station, including a whaling ship on display. There are two beaches at the station.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Frenchman Bay, WA 6330

Length:
0.6km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 wa0406

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