Albany has amazing beaches. I only got to see a few on my flying visit, but they all had something to offer. The major difference to Perth is the gorgeous rocks (beautiful colours, shapes and textures, not just Perth's craggy grey!).
These images are all from Whaler's Cove (aka Nudie Beach), and were taken just before sunset, and before the storm hit.
I have also been experimenting with textures for my Project 52 (image a week) this year: