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Water Sports and Sand Dunes in Lancelin

 

Lancelin is a picturesque tourist and fishing town 127 km north of Perth. Cruising along the scenic Indian Ocean Drive, Lancelin is an easy hour and a half away, passing beautiful wildflower regions and pristine beaches.

The town has a population of around 600, increasing to 2,500 during Christmas to New Year. The town attracts day trippers from Perth and holidaymakers during the school holidays and throughout the year. The average yearly temperature is a pleasant 24°C.

 

Caravan Park & Camping Accommodation

 

When travelling with your own caravan or camper, Lancelin has great park options. There are two caravan parks, Lancelin Caravan Park is closest to the town centre and beach, while the Lancelin North End Caravan Park is closer to the dunes.

Both parks have a resident manager and offer washing machines, dryers, large sites for RVs, BBQ areas, short stay areas, hot showers, telephones, cabins, powered and unpowered sites.

In the Town

 

There are some great little cafes, a large general store, pharmacy, surf shop and wonderful bakery. Two hotels cater for the nightlife and there are some quality restaurants if you don’t feel like cooking. You can take a stroll down to the jetty, throw a line in or just watch the fishermen unloading their catch as you enjoy the scenery.

Things To See & Do

 

Windsurfing

 

Lancelin provides some of the world’s best windsurfing conditions and the shallow bay and pristine waters make it a mecca for windsurfers and kitesurfers. Every summer the town hosts The Lancelin Ocean Classic, the longest windsurfing and kitesurfing race in the world.

 

Seasports

 

The protected waters of the bay offer ideal conditions for swimming, snorkelling, fishing and boating. Sea lions and dolphins regularly visit the bay while the Back Beach is ideal for body-boarding and surfing.

 

4WD

 

The town is bordered by snow-white sand dunes, which at 2km long are the largest in the state. They are a haven for dune buggies, motor bikes, four wheel driving and sand boarding. The peaks of the dunes offer panoramic views of the town, islands and beaches, and are a spectacular sight at sunrise or sunset.

 

Pinnacles Desert

 

One of Western Australia’s most unique attractions, these ancient limestone pillars are situated in Nambung National Park, an easy one hour drive north. The stone formations rise out of the dunes like fossil tree trunks and are great viewing at sunrise or sunset.

 

This is just a sample of what you can do, why not come in your GoldstreamRV and see it for yourself?

 

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