Sunshine, surf and sunsets – the ultimate trio!
With the sun starting to shine, it’s time to visit Lancelin – one of Perth’s best-kept holiday secrets. Situated along Perth's northern corridor, just 90 minutes from Perth, Lancelin is a charming coastal village renowned for surfing, diving, fishing, sand dunes and more. With huge white dunes, pristine beaches and relaxed seaside holiday vibes, it’s no wonder that Lancelin is a favourite getaway spot among both locals and tourists.
Given it’s not too far from home, Lancelin is the ideal spot for a day trip. If you’re really wanting to experience all that this beautiful coastal town has to offer - a weekender is a must!
To help you plan your next road trip to Lancelin, we’ve curated an epic list of the best places to stay, play and dine.
First, let’s talk accommodation. If you’re planning on staying for a night or two, you’ll need the perfect spot to rest your head after an action-packed day.
Experience Lancelin Holiday Park
Unwind after a day on the dunes at Experience Lancelin Holiday Park. Located right on the beach front, choose from a range of two-bedroom cabins, fully powered caravan bays, or unpowered tent sites which are a stone’s throw from the glittering ocean.
Experience Lancelin Holiday Park even has its own undercover pool, so no matter the season (or the sun’s UV rating!), the temperature-controlled pool and spa is the ultimate spot to take a dip. Also (and very importantly!), there’s no need to leave your four-legged friends at home, all are welcome at the park.
Lancelin Beach Breaks
Lancelin Beach Breaks offer a diverse range of self-contained accommodation options. From million-dollar beachfront abodes to authentic beach shacks and everything in between. Whether it’s for a romantic getaway with a loved one, a family holiday, a chilled getaway with mates or a short trip with your favourite furry friend – Lancelin Beach Breaks has well-appointed accommodation options for all - whoever you are, whatever your budget.
Lancelin Community Resource and Visitor Centre
A popular haven for adventure-seekers, Lancelin’s unique landscape provides plenty of fun in the sea and on the sand. On arrival, drop into the Lancelin Community Resource and Visitor Centre for a chat and to top up on local knowledge. The centre also has a shop brimming with gifts, books, local produce, crafts and more.
Now, it’s time to hit the dunes. Lancelin is most notably surrounded by vast, white powder sand dunes which are the ultimate spot for sandboarding, 4WDing and quad biking.
Perth Quad Lancelin
For the thrill-seekers, tackle the dunes by buggy, quad or dirt bike with Perth Quad Lancelin. Get your adrenaline pumping as you ride through the dunes on a 1.5 hour adventure or choose the 2.5 hour tour and couple a motorised ride through the sand dunes with the excitement of sliding down the dunes by sandboard.
When it comes to the water, there’s a wealth of activities to dive straight into. Lancelin is a global destination for kitesurfing and windsurfing. Surfers can also take advantage of the swell, with Back Beach one of the area’s most popular surf spots. Lancelin Bay is protected by reefs, with calm waters ideal for swimming, snorkelling and stand up paddle-boarding. If you’re a keen diver, the stretch of coast between Lancelin and Yanchep is home to 14 (yes, 14!) historic shipwrecks.
From the beach or the jetty, you can hope to catch herring, whiting, squid, tailor and samson fish – or head further out to sea by boat for larger catches. Fish not biting? You can usually also purchase freshly caught seafood (crayfish – yum!) from the boats of local fishermen.
Don’t feel like cooking? No judgement here – after all, you’re on holiday! Below are our top recommendations for dining out (or in!). Here’s some of the best spots for classic pub feeds, fish and chips on the beach and of course, your morning caffeine hit.
Perfectly positioned right on the beach, the Endeavour Tavern is a coastal pub which oozes the laid-back vibes that dining out in 'Lano' should. Bring the family, your friends or your partner, and kick back with a bevy and a pub feed in WA’s best beer garden while watching the sunset and enjoying live music.
The Dunes Restaurant
Nestled at the northern end of town inside the Lancelin Beach Hotel, you will find The Dunes Restaurant. This is the ideal spot for enjoying a delicious meal while admiring stunning ocean views. Whether you’re after oysters and champagne or a simple parmi and a beer, The Dunes Restaurant menu has all your cravings covered.
Lancelin Seafood Fish and Chips
Eating local fish and chips is a must when in Lancelin. Lancelin Seafood Fish and Chips is a town fave. From crayfish to oysters to traditional fish and chips, the ultimate seafood feast awaits you. Order ahead and pick up your meal on the way to the beach or cosy up and enjoy your fresh seafood eats at home.
Known for tasty bacon and egg burgers, pastries and delish range of cakes, Offshore Cafe is the ideal stop for a quick bite to eat and morning cup o’ joe.
The Juicy Box
The Juicy Box is a mobile smoothie and cold pressed juice bar, but it also has seriously good coffee. Keep up to date with The Juicy Box whereabouts on Facebook here.
Hole in the Van
If you’re after a spot with the best view in town, Hole in the Van is the place to be! Open most mornings from 7:30am, this spot is perfect for early risers seeking a caffeine hit. If you’re not a coffee drinker, choose from a delicious range of seasonal fruit smoothies.
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