Preston Beach – Have you tried it yet?
Preston Beach Holiday Homes
Have you seen this sunrise? Then you must have been to Preston Beach. Located between Mandurah and Bunbury, it is the perfect distance for a family holiday. Further enough away from Perth, to be out of the Metropolitan area but close enough where the kids haven’t started saying “Are we there yet”! This is a holiday destination that is reminiscent of your past summer holidays. Beaches for Days, 4WDriving, Kangaroos and bushwalking. We have some incredible Preston Beach holiday homes and private resort accommodation available so let’s have a closer look at what is on offer.
Want sandy, family friendly beaches that you can spend the day at? Well Preston Beach is for you.
Beach fishing 101
Preston Beach is perfect for Beach Fishing 101. Beach fishing is super popular and a great way to teach the young ones how to fish and there are specific fishing spots around Preston Beach. They can cast out 3-5 times and when they lose interest, there are wide, sandy, safe places for them to play. Of course, you will then need to hold the fishing rod, until you get a bite on the line and quickly get them to come back and haul in “their catch”. The good news at Preston Beach, the fishing is good, so you shouldn’t have to wait too long for a bite. During the day herring and whiting swim past and sun set brings the tailor, mulloway, big stingrays and even sharks.
However, never mistake beach fishing as fun for the adults…. no, no, no. We are just baiting and casting machines, only to give the glory of the final catch to the little ones who have been making sandcastles for the last 15 minutes 🙂 But hey, it beats working and with panoramic ocean views and maybe a sneaky alcoholic bevvie, life isn’t that bad!
Long, Sandy, Quiet beaches = lots of 4WD Driving Fun. As with all things, when 4WD driving you need to respect the local community. Be Safe and make sure you stay within 4WD areas. Remember the sand can be soft so DEFLATE YOUR TYRES! You do not want to end up as a social media meme/viral photo for having your car claimed by the tides. Choose your own adventure as you can drive both north and south on the beach. In fact, you can get onto the beach at Tim’s Thicket (when the tide is up) or White Hills, and drive all the way south to Preston, Myalup, Binningup and then exit at Buffalo road.
Preston Beach has great facilities for a day out at the beach. There are free electric BBQs and a children’s playground for when they have had enough of the water. Toilet facilities are also available at the Preston Beach Carpark area.
Yalgorup National Park is located between the Highway and the Beach. Stretching from just south of Mandurah to north of Myalup, it covers an area of 12,888 hectares, including ten magnificent lakes. It protects a wetland system that has achieved international recognition as an important area for migratory waterbirds, and it supports several threatened plant and animal species.
The Lake Clifton Thrombolites are a popular walking trail. Using the boardwalk you can view these living rock- like structures at Lake Clifton, just near Preston Beach. Thrombolites are a limestone colour with a rounded shape. The thrombolite-building micro-organisms are too small for the human eye to see and resemble the earliest forms of life on Earth. The walk trail is 2 km (2 hour) round trip.
There are a number of other bushwalking/nature trails to explore and an abundance of kangaroos and other wildlife to keep an eye out for.
Other Preston Beach Experiences
- Bring your golf bag as there is a 9 hole Golf Course which runs right through the town. It is a challenging course with kangaroos galore to delight along the way.
- Preston Beach Spring Festival generally held long weekend in September during the school holidays. Book today so you can enjoy the stalls, local arts and crafts, music, food, bar and more
- No holiday destination can truly thrive without a good General Store and Preston Beach has a great one. Open 7 days per week, Preston Beach General Store has the best fish and chips, burgers and so much more. It also offers a range of groceries, coffee, freshly baked bread and pastries, bottle shop, ice, bait, fishing tackle, fuel and a postal agency.
- Christmas Festivities – in typical small town fashion, Santa doesn’t miss anyone when he comes to town. Visiting all the streets in Preston Beach in a FIRE TRUCK!! The kids love it.
- There is a brand new Community Centre which has opened for functions/ weddings. There is a local marriage celebrant in town and our holiday homes can host up to 100 guests in our accommodation.
- Enjoy a dinner, 500m from the beach at the licensed cafe/restaurant.
So you love what you have read and want to head down to Preston Beach straight away! How do you get there? It’s pretty easy, head south down the Kwinana Freeway, which eventually joins onto Forrest highway. Keep going down past this, and just after it meets the old coast road you can turn off to the right, and drive a few km’s into the town.
Preston Beach Holiday Homes
What are some of the Preston Beach Holiday Homes we have on offer? Well we cater for all guests. We have pet friendly accommodation, accommodation with ocean views, properties for couples and all are within close proximity to the beach. Here are a couple of examples:
Sleeps 6 from $199/night
CLOSEST HOLIDAY HOUSE TO THE BEACH – 400m walking distance
Oceanview is certainly one of the most popular beach houses in Preston Beach and continues to provide families with memorable holidays by the sea. Situated in an elevated position just 400m to the beach where you can enjoy breathtaking ocean views from the wrap around decking area.
Sleeps 8 from $199/night
Pet Friendly Beachside Accommodation
Beautifully kept two storey beach house with glorious ocean and township views from the front decking area. Located a 15-20 min walk to the beach and 5min walk to the General Store & bottle shop.
Sleeps 6, from $180/night
Relaxing by the beach couldn’t be easier at Bonnie Dune. Soak up the glorious ocean views from the decking area and watch the sun go down. Gorgeous bathrooms (one with bathtub), modern appliances and elegant furniture throughout for you to enjoy a comfortable stay.
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