Two People's Bay
Two People's Bay is a protected area in a nature reserve about 35kms from Albany in Western Australia. The bay
consists of two secluded beaches which are thankful protected from the Southern Ocean by a headland formed by the
granite range of Mount Gardiner.
If it's a peaceful location, white sands and beautiful blue waters you are looking for, Two People's Bay is
The bay was named by Nicolas
Baudin after an incident which happened in 1803 when an American whaling ship sort shelter in the bay at the
same time as Baudin's French vessel was exploring the coastline of Albany.
In the 1840s naturalist John Gilbert surveyed the area naming it the Gilbert's Potoroo. During his
exploration of the area he discovered the Noisy Scrub bird. Since then, the little bird was thought to be extinct
but in the 1960s a few were discovered at Two People's Bay. As a result the area was
declared a Nature Reserve in 1967 to protect its habitat.
Today, thanks to the Department of Conservation and their translocation program, the little nosiy
scrub birds are flourishing on an island near Albany called Bald Head.
In Febuary, 2013, 150 pantropical spotted dolphins became stranded at Two People's Bay. Wildlife officers used
boats to drive the dolphins out to the ocean. Only one dolphin died during the rescue.
Two People's Bay Nature Reserve is free to access.