How a trip to Lancelin can recharge your batteries and fill the motivation tank

We all know too well that come January, everyone loves a fresh start and setting big new goals. Whether it be endeavouring to start new hobbies, deciding to get back into exercise, or applying for that dream job you’ve been wanting… whatever it may be, it’s important to start out on the right foot with a strong mindset. 

Anddd… what better way to recharge the batteries and get motivated than with a lil vacay? After all, a change of scenery always does wonders for the mind. 

Taking time to recharge allows you to replenish and return to the daily grind relaxed and ready to perform your best. Plus, the stronger your mindset, the stronger your ability to cope with the everyday hassles and challenges that life may throw at you! 

So, if it’s been a while since you’ve taken a holiday, there’s no better time than the present to lock one in. Step away from the screen and place your focus on living in the moment.

If you need some inspo for location, we recommend checking out Lancelin 😉 Only 1.5 hours from Perth, it’s perfect for a weekend away or for escaping to the coast for a few days. Our homes immerse you in nature with their idyllic locations, only minutes from the ocean, the iconic sand dunes and WA’s stunning North West. 

Spend your days kicking back on the beach, taking morning strolls along the coast, sipping on coffee, and enjoying a bevy at the pub or just doing absolutely nothing… because how often do you just sit and let your mind wander? No thinking about shopping lists, not scrolling through emails or checking your Facebook, not worrying about things to do, work and relationships. Just sitting and enjoying the peace and quiet.

If you feel like treating yourself to something extra special, choose one of our homes that feature some pretty epic views. Read your new book on the balcony while looking out to Lancelin Island, or perhaps you’d like to head to the alfresco and enjoy the serenity out back? There’s plenty of downtime for those things you never manage to find hours for at home. 

Starting a new podcast? Lano could just be the perfect spot for that too. A quiet coastal town, with nothing but the ocean and the sound of waves crashing to inspire you and get the ideas rolling. 

So, what are you waiting for? Sneak away and book in that time for your new passions and goals. 

Just send us an email to info@lancelinbeachbreaks.com.au and we can find you the perfect accommodation to suit your needs. 

5 day trips you need to make when staying in Lancelin

Only 1.5 hours from Perth, Lancelin is the perfect coastal destination for a relaxed getaway by the beach. However, while there can be nothing better than days in the sun, swimming, sunbathing, surfing, fishing… taking a lil day trip out of town is just as special. After all, there’s so much to explore in WA’s stunning North West!

We have collated the top 5 day trips we recommend you make when staying with Lancelin Beach Breaks. Check them out below:

The Pinnacles, Cervantes

Take a short 40-minute drive north of Lano and you’ll arrive at the picturesque Nambung National Park, home to thousands of limestone pillars reaching up to 5m tall that are known as the Pinnacles.

You have the option to either drive or walk the Pinnacles Loop – a 4km look which is open all year round. Let the kids hop out and explore the natural wonders. Then, why not take a short drive to Hangover Bay for a dip in the ocean and a picnic lunch? 

Or head to Cervantes town and dine in at the Lobster Shack. It’s a crowd fav, known for its waterfront views and delicious seafood! 

Entry fee to the park is $15 per passenger vehicle. If you’re visiting in the Summer months, don’t forget your hat, sunscreen, and water! 

Gravity Discovery Centre, Gingin

Do you enjoy looking at the stars? Perhaps you’re an avid space lover? If so, we suggest taking a day trip the Gravity Discovery Centre when staying in Lano! 

As the premier science education centre in WA for Physics and Astronomy and a well-known tourism destination for families, it’s worth the 40-minute drive from Lancelin. Featured onsite is the famous Zadko Telescope, the Leaning Tower of Gingin, and an Observatory (which has a fully retractable roof!), offering visitors a truly unique astronomy experience. 

If you head out later in the day, you can even undertake a special night visit of the Observatory where you’ll witness a one-of-kind view of WA’s night sky. Night visits run on select days from 7.30pm – 9.30pm and bookings are essential. 

The Gravity Centre itself is also perfect for school holidays as they tend to run programs for the kids. 

Sand Dunes, Lancelin

Who says a day trip must involve lots of driving? For most of our homes, Lancelin’s famous sand dunes are either on your doorstep or only a short walk away!

Trust us, a whole day can easily be spent on the dunes with all the fun to be had. 

From 4wd driving, to off-road motor biking, to dune buggies, quad biking, and of course sand boarding – the opportunities are endless.

Plus, don’t worry about not having the gear as there are many adventure tours and hire places in town that have you covered. 

Located on the corner of Beacon and Desert Roads, you’ll find MrXtreme Thrill Rides – one of the best hire places in town when it comes to sand boarding, quad bike hires or dune buggy tours. They’re all about experiencing the thrill of Lano’s huge sand dunes and even offer scenic buggy tours for families. 

Jurien Bay

It may be a slightly lengthier drive, but if you’re up for it, Jurien Bay is only an hour north of our homes in Lancelin.

You can check out the jetty, grab a bite of lunch from the bakery and enjoy a snorkel at Sandy Cape. The ultimate family day out! 

On your way home, make sure you leave enough time to stop in at Molah Hill where you can admire the uninterrupted views west to Jurien Bay Marine Park, spanning inland over Beekeepers Nature Reserve. 

For the dare devils and the adventure seekers at heart, Jurien Bay is also renowned for its skydiving… hit up Skydive Jurien Bay and they’ll sort you out with incredible views and an extreme adrenaline rush.

Leseur National Park, Cervantes

For bush-walking lovers and wildflower admirers, Lesueur National Park is a must-visit when in Lano.

Home to over 900 plant species and 10% of WA’s known flora, the prime time to visit this beautiful site is the months of August – October where you can see the wide expanse of wildflowers in bloom.

There’s plenty of walk trails too. Whether it’s the 400m Botanical Path, the 1.8km Gairdner Trail, the 3.5km Lesueur Trail or the 26km Yonga Trail, there’s a trail for everyone no matter your fitness level or ability! 

As for getting to the Park, simply follow Indian Ocean Drive to the entry point from Cockleshell Gully Rd. The road generally has good surface so it’s suitable for 2wd vehicles. 

Keen to check out one of these day trips? Browse through our wide variety of homes and book in your next stay. 

The Rodeo Drive of Lancelin – a.k.a Gingin Rd

In case you’re not already acquainted with Rodeo Drive, it is one of the world’s most exclusive luxury destinations located in Beverly Hills, California.

While we understood that Lano is no Beverly Hills, the long stretch of Gingin Rd is the hotspot of our coastal town and marks many of our most luxurious homes. Overlooking expansive ocean views, parks, and only walking distance to the pub and Endeavour Tavern, it’s no wonder we label it the Rodeo Drive of Lano!

Family Tides

Ideally located at the north end of Gingin Rd, Family Tides is known for its 180° ocean views and direct access to the beach, but that’s not all…

The inside of the home is perhaps even more breathtaking than the views (if that’s possible!). The upstairs is bathed in natural light from the floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors that open out onto the expansive balcony – sunset with a glass of wine anyone?

Plus, when the sea breeze is in, you can escape to the rear of this home where you’ll find an undercover patio equipped with a BBQ, pizza oven and now a POOL. We don’t know about you, but we think it may just be the ultimate entertainment zone. 

A little fun fact, Family Tides happens to be West Coast Eagle star Josh Kennedy’s fav coastal getaway home too. 

Island View

When it comes to Island View, it’s all in the name – this home has remarkable views of the ocean and our iconic Lancelin Island. Just a few doors down from Family Tides, this property is only a short walk from the beach, local shops and eateries. 

Natural light fills the upstairs and sliding doors open on to the balcony to let in the ocean breeze. 

For the families, you’ll love that this home has a large, fully secured backyard AND front yard allowing the kids to burn off energy, while you kick back! 

Anchors Away

Anchor’s Away is a stunning, spacious, and modern coastal home, made for the ultimate fun-filled family getaway. What’s best, there’s even enough space for another family to tag along and join in the fun too!

Walking distance to the beach, a large balcony overlooking the endless spanning ocean views, as well as an enclosed backyard for your furry friends or the little ones to run amok – Anchors Away is the definition of a relaxing, stress-free coastal escape. 

What are you waiting for? Your next holiday awaits. 

Brocky’s Place

An authentic and original Lano beach home, Brocky’s Place also marks it spot on the infamous Gingin Rd (and for good reason!).

After all, who doesn’t want to wake up to the sound of waves crashing and the smell of the ocean? With the beach on your doorstep and Endeavour Tavern and Lancelin Beach Hotel just down the road, Brocky’s Place is convenient too. 

Cool, comfortable, and affordable sums up this home in a nutshell! 

Mi Casa

Last but not least, we arrive at the beloved Mi Casa. Spanish for my house is yours, Mi Casa truly is your home away from home. 

A two-story family home known for its location and functionality, inside you’ll find a u-shaped kitchen, comfortable lounge area and balcony with dining table and BBQ. As for the downstairs, that’s where the fun takes place, with a large games room complete with a pool table and sofas!

Head out the front doors, and say hello to the beach, playgrounds and views of Lancelin Island. 

We have an array of homes spread throughout this coastal haven. You can browse them all here, or if you wish to make an inquiry, head to our contact page.

Travelling to Lancelin on a budget? We have homes under $200 per night

Here at LBB, we understand that holidays can round up to be quite pricey – every night you stay begins to add up, and not to mention the cost of travel, food, activities and the like. 

It’s why we’ve ensured that we have budget-friendly, self-contained homes that take away the stress of worrying about accommodation. Better still, the homes are unique in style and are in prime locations making them ideal for a relaxing holiday in our coastal town. 

Additionally, by staying with LBB, you’ll also save on the cost of eating out as each home is fitted with a fully equipped kitchen, perfect for storing food and cooking up your own meals at lower cost.

To make it easy, we’ve detailed all our budget accommodation options below (priced at $200 or less per night in the low season*). During the Winter months, one-night stays are also permitted on these homes!


For the ultimate seaside escape, we recommend checking out our Seagulls home. A bright and modern two-bedroom beach cottage makes it perfect for couples or small families seeking an idyllic, coastal getaway. 

The kitchen and breakfast bar take the centre of this beautiful home, overlooking the dining area and the expansive windows. Outside you’ll find a backyard spacious enough for a family game of footy, followed by BBQ to cook up a delish dinner. 

Cost per night: $200

Lancelin Beach House

Wanting to throw it back it to the 70s/80s?  With a leather bar in the living room, cassette players and a peach laminate bench top…this home is sure to bring instant nostalgia to those who remember that era. 

Classic flair is crossed with functionality in this one-of-a-kind holiday home. You can expect three bedrooms, a fully self-contained kitchen, air conditioning, as well as laundry facilities. As for the outside – there’s a large entertaining area with a BBQ and large backyard. Oh, and did we mention that Offshore café is a short stroll down the road for your morning cuppa…

Cost per night: $200

Stripey’s Sea Nest

One of the newer additions to the LBB family, Stripey’s Sea Nest has quickly become popular among our guests and for good reason!

A cosy two-storey unit, nestled in the heart of Lancelin, means it’s conveniently located just walking distance to shops, cafes, parks and the stunning Lancelin Bay. Plus, the home is even kitted with sporting equipment that can be used on the Lancelin primary school oval and courts next door!

If you worried about a boat or a caravan – there’s room to park that too. Stripey’s makes holidaying stress-free and effortless.

Cost per night: $180

Brocky’s Place

An authentic & original Lano beach house with stunning ocean views, Brocky’s Place is cool, comfortable, and affordable. Better yet, it’s just a few steps away from the beach and only a short walk from Endeavour Tavern & Lancelin Beach Hotel — convenient right? 

Fitted with two bedrooms, it’s perfectly suited for a fun-filled family holiday or a lil couples weekend getaway.

Cost per night: $160

Things of Stone & Wood

This home is known for its clean lines and minimalistic aesthetic, inspired by the owner’s luxurious and unique taste. 

We recommend this home for those seeking to relax and recharge, whether it be just for a weekend out of Perth or for a stop-over on a journey up north. You can stretch your legs and spend the night basking in the huge spa bath before putting your feet up in front of the TV. 

Added bonus, there’s even a veggie patch for guests to pick fresh herbs to pair with a cook-up of their freshly caught seafood! 

Cost per night: $200

Witz End Retreat

Cosy, coastal vibes sum up Witz End Retreat in a nutshell! It’s also been recently renovated, so the 3-bedroom home is looking fresh with some new furniture and styling. 

Additionally, the kitchen has been updated with a newly fitted dishwasher – because after all, who likes washing dishes when on holiday? It’s been beautifully styled to ensure comfort and convenience flows through the whole home. 

Cost per night: $160

Indigo Surf Shack

A classic and original Lancelin home where rustic charm meets modern comfort. Indigo Surf Shack is a 3-bedroom home that guarantees a unique and laid back holiday experience. 

Inside you’ll find an open plan living set-up equipped with all the essentials. Head outside, and you’ll be welcomed by the perfect for spot to enjoy a BBQ cook up. 

Cost per night: $170

*Prices are based on low season rates for 2021 and are subject to change. Please refer to details on the home page for current rates.

5 benefits of choosing a self-contained holiday home

Here at Lancelin Beach Breaks, most of our homes are just a short walk to the beach, playgrounds, eateries, pubs and shops. Sound like the coastal holiday of dreams? Well, it gets better… Our self-contained holiday accommodation is an ideal choice if you’re wanting to enjoy the comforts of a home but in a beach-side location.

When it comes to self-contained homes, the benefits are in abundance. We’ve compiled the top 5 for you below:

  1. You have your own home away from home, just for you and whoever you may be holidaying with.

One of the top benefits of choosing a self-contained holiday home is that you have your own space. This includes your OWN spacious living area, dining area, your own bathroom with shower… and instead of being squashed into a single hotel room, each guest will be able to enjoy the comforts of multiple rooms. For parents, this means that you can enjoy some downtime while the kids are asleep or playing outside in the backyard… luxury! 

Added plus, most homes have a laundry or their own washing machine so, you can keep on top of washing while way – because let’s be honest, who loves getting home from a trip away and doing endless loads of dirty washing? Not us. Further, it also means you don’t have to pack as much as it can be washed and re-worn. 

2. Privacy

Spending time with friends and family is precious, which means when you’re holidaying together, you want the comfort of privacy. With self-contained holiday homes, there’s no need to fear the dilemma of having other people want to use the same area or facilities as you. Why? Because you have the privacy of a home, with your very own facilities to enjoy. 

Board games in the living room? Cricket in the backyard? BBQ in the outdoor alfresco? No sharing required! 

3. A multi-room self-contained home can accomodate group bookings, and at a lower cost!

If you’re thinking about booking a trip away with the cousins or with another family, you may want (actually you definitely should!) consider booking self-contained holiday accommodation.  Not only can more guests be accommodated in the one living space, but it’s MUCH more cost effective for each family to share the cost of a  whole house rather than paying for separate rooms / accommodation. 

At LBB, there are 5-bedroom homes that can sleep up to 20 people and 4-bedroom homes that can sleep 8-12 people. Plus, as a kid, who didn’t love a 3- or 4-day sleepover with their friends or cousins?

4. The ability to cook and prepare your own meals in your own fully equipped kitchen.

When you have fussy-eaters, or have special dietary requirements, being able to prepare your own meals can be a lifesaver and a cost-saver!

Holidaying in a self-contained home means you can do your own shopping and stock food in the fridge throughout your stay. Additionally, many of our homes also have their own BBQ and outdoor seating area so, you can save money on dining out and enjoy alfresco dining from your very own home. It also means that the kids can run amuck in the backyard, while you sit back and indulge in a glass of wine! 

5. Every home is unique in style and furnishings — experience a different home each stay.

Lastly, one final perk of our self-contained accommodation is that every home is unique in style and furnishings. You can stay in the same home each time or you can mix it up! 

Whether it be a pool table, ocean views, a swimming pool, a wood-fired oven or an enclosed backyard, there’s added benefits in many of our homes. Why not stay in a home with ocean views this time and choose a home with a swimming pool next time? The choices are endless. 

Where to find the best coffee when staying in Lancelin

For most people, no matter where you are, coffee is a necessity. But particularly when in Lano, nothing beats a serene morning beach walk followed by a good cup of coffee!  

To save you the time of scouting around, we’ve made a list of all the best coffee spots in Lancelin that’ll provide you with that caffeine fix you’re craving while holidaying in one of our beautiful homes. 

Offshore Café

Fun fact, if you’re staying in Lancelin Beach House, this café is only a short walk down the road! 

Known for the bacon and egg burgers, pastries and yummy cake range, Offshore is the ideal stop for a quick bite to eat. If you’re heading to the beach, why not pick up some takeaway lunch? Paired with a coffee of course.

Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday 7am – 3pm

160 Gingin Rd, Lancelin

Lobbster Trap Cafe

Sit amongst the trees and make yourself at home. If tranquillity is what you’re after, you must pay a visit to Lobbster Trap café! Bonus, you won’t even need to worry about the kids as there’s a designated kids area just for them. 

Not only will you find great coffee, but they also offer an epic breakfast or lunch feed. With healthier choices, gluten free and vegan options, as well as toasties, cakes (and of course lobster!), their menu caters for all dietary requirements and needs. 

Opening hours: Friday – Monday 8am – 3pm. 

91 Gingin Rd, Lancelin

Wendy’s Asian Kitchen

After opening in 2019, Wendy’s has quickly become a new hotspot in town! You can expect your standard café offerings (including great coffee!), but they are also known for their classic Asian hot meals. 

Run by the lovely Wendy herself, who is originally from Taiwan, you are guaranteed a fresh, delicious and authentic feed. 

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 7.30am – 7.30pm but CLOSED Thursdays, Sun 7.30am – 6pm

88 Gingin Rd, Lancelin

The Juicy Box

The Juicy Box may specialise as a mobile smoothie and cold pressed juice bar, but it also has seriously good coffee.

You’ll usually find owner Sheree and her van located at Lano’s Information Bay, but you can keep up to date with her whereabouts on the Juicy Box Facebook page. Grab yourself a good cuppa and while you’re at it, why not grab a juice too? It’s all about balance. 

Endeavour Tavern

Although it may be known for its beachside bar and de-lish dinner specials, Endeavour Tavern have also got you covered for coffee and cake. What’s best is that they’re open all day so when you’re needing a late-arvo pick me up – you can count on the Tav to be open! 

Along with ocean views, this spot is also dog and child friendly so it’s perfect for the whole family. 

Opening hours: Monday – Friday from 10.30am, Saturdays from 10am and Sundays from 11am 

58A Gingin Rd, Lancelin

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! 

They may be a little hidden, but trust us, they’re worth the find! Simply follow the signs along the foot path off Cunliffe St north or south of the Jetty and it’ll show you the way…. 

Open most mornings from 7.30am, their spot is perfect for early risers. However, before venturing out, do make sure to check their Instagram of Facebook before as opening hours can change! 

Plus, if you’re not a coffee drinker, they also have a delicious range of seasonal fruit smoothies, including their banana bomb, mango ginger and kiwi dragon fruit just to name a few.

86A Gingin Rd, Lancelin

Wander to Lancelin 2021 – There’s plenty to do!

Now is the perfect time to explore the beautiful beach town of Lancelin. Come stay at Lancelin Beach Breaks where you’ll never struggle to find something to do, not to mention that it’s a great spot to celebrate the holidays.  

To avoid disappointment of missing out over the peak season, we recommend you book your accommodation in advance, particularly with the first half of the year packed full of public holidays and a cracking local event calendar.

Here’s just a few reasons why you should book early, if you’re planning on holidaying in Lancelin for 2021: 

Featuring main acts, Daren Reid and the Soul City Groove, the Lancelin Summer concert is sure to be a highlight of the Summer event calendar. The biggest concert in Lancelin will be held on Saturday 16 January 2021 at Lancelin Holiday park, so get your groove on and boogie on down to Lancelin.

Public holidays make the perfect excuse to escape and enjoy a 3 day holiday in Lancelin.

Australia Day is another popular time to get away for a few days and make use of the great Summer weather. Think BBQs and beach cricket in Lancelin, can’t get more Aussie. Plus, it makes a nice finish to the School Holidays, we have limited homes available. Secure a holiday home today

Don’t have a lot of annual leave on your hands? Make the most of the Monday off for Labour Day in March by spending three days down by the beach and head back to the city feeling nice & refreshed. This is one long weekend that we always book out – so get in early!

Ever had an Easter egg hunt on the beach? Well this year you and the family can, but only if you book early as our larger homes are always the first to go over this holiday period. If you can’t make it here or miss out for Easter, the Anzac Day long weekend is just around the corner on April 25-26.

2021 Events – What’s on in Lancelin

Unfortunately, the much-anticipated annual triathlon was cancelled this year due to COVID-19, but it will return bigger and better in early 2021, so get your runners ready! The event is rotated each year and held in either nearby Gabbadah or Lancelin – it will be held in nearby Gabbadah in 2021. And what a way to reward yourself for your marathon efforts, by heading back to Lancelin to rest your tired body by the soothing beach. 

The Gingin Shire also recently announced a brand-new event for April 2021 – a locally inspired Arts Festival – which is sure to attract locals and tourists alike, hosted right in the heart of Lancelin. 

So, what are you waiting for? With so much on and more, be quick and book your accommodation here.

Why Winter beach getaways to Lancelin are worth the trip with the iconic Sand Dunes!

Escaping from reality sounds like a good idea no matter what time of year? Doesn’t it. Regardless of the weather, we all need to take those extra days away from reality to reconnect with what matters most. Perhaps you need a little bit more convincing, so we’ve pulled together our top reasons why visiting Lancelin during the Winters a marvelous idea.

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A helpful guide on choosing the perfect beachfront holiday home!

We understand all too well that selecting the right holiday home for you or your group is often a daunting decision. Constantly hunting for the perfect balance between entertainment and tranquillity, not to mention making sure that you’ve satisfied everyone’s needs!

*Deep Breaths* We’re here to hopefully make things a whole lot easier, starting by breaking things down. 

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