About this park
Just 35km from Albany lies a scenic and important nature reserve. Two Peoples Bay and Little Beach are picture perfect spots for swimming, diving, canoeing and fishing. Their sweeping curves, sandy beaches, and clear waters feature in many award-winning photographs. Say cheese!
What you may not know is that this reserve is home to several endangered animals. The Gilbert’s potoroo, a small native marsupial, is critically endangered. This and the endangered noisy scrub-bird were actually thought to be extinct. A population of noisy scrub birds were found here in the 1960's and a small colony of Gilbert's potoroo was rediscovered here in 1994.
The purpose of the reserve is to protect the mature coastal vegetation of the area. Both of these rare animals need this type of habitat to survive. Three threatened species of cockatoo also use the reserve. That’s nice to know!
A visitor centre at Two Peoples Bay has lots of information about local history, and wildlife. You can also find out about important recovery programs for threatened species.
Discover the beauty and wildlife of Two Peoples Bay by taking a walk on one of the trails. Lookouts on the trail offer breathtaking views across the sheltered bay and leads to Little Beach.
You can also drive from the visitor centre to Little Beach. Those with four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicles can also access the Sinker Reef Track to Sinker Reef Beach. It has magnificent coastal views.
Review – Little Beach is the highlight
Two Peoples Bay National Park contains several different attractions, the most popular and best easily being Little Beach (see separate listing). But I like coming to the main part of the park as well, where there's a toilet facility and grassed area with BBQs (watch for nasty magpies however!). The visitor centre gives some information, but hasn't always been open on the times I visited. I've been to Two Peoples Bay National Park many times, and it's especially great to visit on a sunny day. The water here is amazingly clear, and the small island that is a couple of hundred metres away offshore is terrific for snorkelling – the amount of fish on the other side is incredible! Little Beach and Waterfall Beach are must visit places, but the hiking trail from the visitor centre to Little Beach is also worth doing, as is the main beach towards East Bay. Albany Rick - Trip Advisor
Plan when to visit. Read this safety information about bushwalking, swimming, fishing, paddling, kayaking and diving. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Coastal risks are significant in this area. Always be aware of your surroundings and visitor risk warning signs. Hazard warning signs are placed there for your protection and safety.
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve.