The seaside town of Lancelin is located 127km north of Perth in the Shire of Gingin and is the ideal getaway to escape suburbia and enjoy the relaxed small community atmosphere on the coast. Fishing is the main industry here and there are always plenty of boats in the water, both commercial and recreational.
The coastline is very picturesque and the sand is so soft and stark white. Views of the town site, Indian Ocean and its beautiful beaches can be seen from the lookout off Hinchcliffe Road. Vehicle access to the beach is permitted here as are dogs.
The main beach in town has a shady grass area equipped with toilets, picnic tables and sheltered barbeques. It is a great place for a picnic however camping and pets are prohibited.
The protected bay is shielded from the Indian Ocean by outer reef and small islands which offer fabulous snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities. There are also plenty of shipwrecks to explore along the coastline here. Both diving and snorkelling equipment are available for hire in the township.
If you’re into four wheel driving, motor bike riding or sand boarding then you’ll just love the spectacular sand dunes at the northern end of town. The abundance of sand is available for your pleasure and many thrill seekers rise to the challenge. Note this is a dune risk area so proceed with caution.This is the southern access point to Wedge Island which is another quiet destination set amongst sand dunes. Fishing, swimming, rest and relaxation is all there is to do. Note there are no facilities on the island and bush camping is permitted.
Lancelin Island is home to a colony of Sea Lions which frequent the bay. Tourists enjoy watching them frolick in the water as well as the many dolphins which visit the bay on a daily basis.
This peaceful township oozes charm and offers the perfect holiday destination for those seeking either relaxation or adrenalin rush.