Why is it called two bays?
The name Two Peoples Bay comes from a chance meeting between French and American vessels in 1802 and thus it was named Baie des Duex Nations (Bay of Two Nations or People). Previous to colonial occupation the area was home to the Minang people who called it Yilbering.
Can you drive on Two Peoples Bay?
Class 3 Moderately easy. Alternatively you can drive from the visitor centre to Little Beach. Those with four-wheel drive vehicles can also set out on Sinker Reef Track to Sinker Reef Beach to enjoy magnificent coastal views. It’s great to escape everyday life and visit a park or reserve in WA.
Are dogs allowed at Emu Point?
Consisting of Emu Beach, Oyster Harbour Beach and the Emu Point Marina. This whole area provides a great location for family fun and provides BBQ, picnic, toilet facilities, a playground and a swim jetty. Dogs are only allowed on the beach near the marina between Swarbrick St and Hunter St.
Who settled Albany Western Australia?
It was another 164 years before Commander George Vancouver on board Discovery sailed into the sound and named it for King George III. In 1826 Major Edmund Lockyer arrived abroad the Brig Amity to establish the first settlement in Western Australia.
Can you swim at Misery Beach?
It’s only a short walk down to this small but beautiful beach. Very protected and safe swimming spot.
Is Middleton Beach dog-Friendly?
There’s multiple dog-friendly beaches in Albany that you can visit with your pup. For starters, while the end of Middleton Beach near the surf club doesn’t allow dogs, head to the long stretch in between the end of Flinders Parade and Firth Street in Emu Point, where dogs are allowed off-leash.
Are dogs allowed at Peaceful Bay?
Dogs. We allow well behaved and friendly dogs at Peaceful Bay Caravan Park. There are no off-leash areas in the park and they must be kept on a leash at all times, cleaned up after and they cannot be left unattended in the caravan park at any time.
Is Albany older than Perth?
While it is the oldest colonial, although not European, settlement in the territory that today is Western Australia, predating Perth and Fremantle by over two years, it was a semi-exclave of New South Wales for over four years until it was made part of the Swan River Colony.