Lancelin is one of my favorite places for a getaway. It is close enough to visit for the day, or you can spend a week up there enjoying the coast.
One of the major attractions to Lancelin is the sand dunes, which provide hours of entertainment for sand boarding, motorbike riding and four wheel driving.
The coastline is gorgeous, and there is plenty of good fishing and swimming to be done. It is extremely popular for wind surfing and kite surfing too. If you own a boat, Lancelin Island is well worth a look, as well as the many wrecks and reefs scattered up and down the coast. Wedge Island is hugely popular as well, and is now accessible in a two wheel drive car, via Indian Ocean Drive.
Although I don’t mind getting up early to get a full days use of what Lancelin has to offer, if you can squeeze a night or two in you won’t regret it. There are a number of places that you can stay in Lancelin, including:
Lancelin Holiday Houses:
There are numerous holiday houses available for renting in Lancelin. Some have a minimum of two nights stay, but not all do. You can search through the properties on Stayz.com and Tripadvisor.com
Lancelin Caravan Park
There are two Caravan Parks – the north and the south. I’ve attached addresses and phone numbers below. From what I have heard, the south one is the best, although I have never stayed at either.
North End Caravan Park - Address: 28 Bootoo Street, Phone: 9655 1115
South End Caravan Park - Address: Hopkins Street, Phone: 9655 1056
I’ve always been a big fan of Lancelin Lodge, and thoroughly enjoyed my stays. The accommodation is clean, well looked after and the facilities are great. There is a pool, volleyball court, table tennis, a decent entertainment room and enough to keep you more than comfortable. The owners (Trish and Trev) are very friendly and helpful.
Address: 10 Hopkins Street
Phone: 9655 2020
Lancelin Beach Hotel
The Lancelin Beach Hotel is a popular accommodation option, with 26 varying units, a restaurant, bar and bottle shop.
Address: 1 North St
Phone: 9655 1005
If you can’t find suitable accommodation in Lancelin, you can head slightly further south and stay at Ledge Point. This is an even smaller town, but is just as enjoyable.
Unfortunately, there is no free camping permitted near Lancelin anymore. Camping at Wedge Island, Grey and Hill River has been banned. In fact, as far as I know you can’t legally camp anywhere in between Guilderton and Jurien Bay, which is a real shame.
If you haven’t been to Lancelin before, I’d highly recommend it. With the new highway, getting there is quick and there is plenty to keep you busy. Lancelin Accommodation is available for those on a budget right through to one of the most expensive holiday houses in WA.