East of the town centre, the beautiful Middleton and Emu Beaches face King George Sound and share one long stretch of family-friendly sand. In winter, you'll often see pods of mother whales and their calves here. Head around Emu Point to Oyster Harbour for swimming pontoons and even calmer waters.
A clifftop walking track hugs much of the waterfront between the town centre and Middleton Beach. Boardwalks continue along Emu Beach.
Albany is part of the Great Southern wine-growing region, and there are four wineries dotted around the area. Don't miss the following:
- Oranje Tractor Small organic winery, good riesling and sauvignon blanc and sparkling varieties, plus WWOOFing opportunities.
- Wignalls Wines Family-run winery renowned for pinot noir. Also good cabernet merlot, shiraz, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc.
- Montgomery's Hill Excellent shiraz and cabernet sauvignon; cheese platters served alongside wines.