Waterfall Beach isn’t easily discovered. It’s one of our many hidden gems here in Albany. It can prove difficult to find if you don’t know where to go. You can gain access via Little Beach, but it’ll require you to hike a few unsteady steps, through some bushland on a tight track and then down the face of a rock or two.
It may seem like a fuss just for a beach, but Waterfall Beach isn’t just any old beach. Its turquoise blue waters and magnificent rock formations rivals that of it’s popular neighbour Little beach, making me wonder why it’s not more frequented! Then again, I guess that’s what makes it so special.
After struggling to find a parking spot at Little Beach car park and being caught up in a mass group of people, Seb and I were delighted to find that Waterfall Beach was totally and utterly empty! Whilst others fought for their sunbathing spot, we had the beach entirely to ourselves! No footprints, no littered rubbish, no excess noise. The beach was PERFECT for us.
Following a much-needed dip in the blue, we sat on a rock overlooking the beach and enjoyed the scenery. This beach strikes me as a perfect location for a romantic picnic! It’s secluded and the rocks provide some protection from overpowering waves and wind, not to mention how extremely picturesque this little spot is.
Funny thing is, my Mum and I went looking for Waterfall Beach about a year ago. We had read about it online and set out to find it on a hot summers day. Well, 3 hours and one near death experience later – we gave up and struggled back to Two Peoples Bay, feeling completely defeated. Only now do I realize that we were walking in the totally wrong direction.
It’s funny to look back on now, but let it serve as a warning and a reminder of just how dangerous our own backyard can be. Don’t walk aimlessly into bushland, on the hottest day of the year, during snake season, with half a small bottle of water and no phone reception.
There’s no doubt about it, Waterfall Beach’s rare and unique beauty is one of a kind. This turquoise lagoon truly is a hidden gem.