Western Australia > Albany and South Coast
Point King - Albany Town
|PG4 / HG Intermediate
From Albany take the scenic coastal drive to Middleton Beach (Marine Drive) after the Mt Clarence turnoff there are several car parks on the ocean side. Park at the bitumen carpark with information shelter and concrete lookout. From here descend stairs to the cycle path. Take off from the low scrub beside the cycle path or walk towards Albany to where the path widens to accommodate a bench, providing just enough space to layout and launch from the bitumen.
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Right in the heart of Albany town, this site works much better than it looks, the flatness providing pleasant flying with views of Middleton Beach, Fort Adelaide, the harbor and islands, and plenty of spectators.
Flyable in similar conditions to Shelley beach, even in quite strong winds. In front of launch there is a steep drop to the ocean, with no landing options below, but top landing options above are good. In light conditions be sure not to get caught below the flat area. In stronger winds you can easily get above the road - try not to be a traffic hazard and remember to keep your separation from onlookers at the lookout. A very nice site, and a good option if you get bored of flying Shelleys after a few hours, or have to go into Albany, or live there.
Only fly here if your top and side landings are good. Can be difficult to get down if the wind picks up. Landing further up Mt Adelaide should be possible if caught out by rising winds, watch the water and try to avoid being caught.
Very public site so please fly responsibly and safely.