Mutton Bird Beach and Shelter Island
Shelter Island is approximately 20 kilometres due west of Albany, Western Australia.
It is often mistakenly referred to as Muttonbird Island. The island is approximately 130 metres off-shore from Muttonbird Beach separated by a channel that has an average depth of 8 metres it is regarded as a suitable open-water divesite
The island consists of a mass of granite but has sufficient soil for plant growth and is well vegetated on top. The island supports breeding populations of Flesh-footed Shearwaters and Little Penguins as well as small populations of feral cats and black rats
The total area of the island is 10 hectares (25 acres) and was declared a Class 1A Nature Reserve in 1973
Thank you Shane Green for our cover photo
Muttonbird Beach is located approximately 17km west of the Albany suburb of Little Grove on the lower Denmark Road and is popular for fishing with 4WD access. Good open water dive spot and surfing location