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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. 

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: 

LANCELIN SUMMER CONCERT
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
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

LABOUR DAY
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!

EASTER
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

GINGIN ANNUAL TRIATHLON 2021
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. 

NEW LANCELIN ARTS FESTIVAL 
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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