Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

Happy New Year to everyone! Let’s hope that 2022 brings happier and positive times ahead.

I thought I’d start the year off with a post about our trip a month ago up to Ledge Point and Lancelin.

Although under an hour and half’s drive north of our home on Perth’s coastal corridor, we have only visited this area once. That was way back in the early 1990s when our daughters were still small – in fact I seem to remember Mlle toddling along the grass near the ocean! The “Big Chair” in the photos above is a new addition!

Our friends had been renting in a house at Ledge Point, a small settlement just to the south of Lancelin, so we drove up to see them and they showed us around.

A small fishing town situated on the aptly named Turquoise Coast (I didn’t know this before I looked it up!), Lancelin was rather quiet and sleepy on the day we visited. However this was midweek and it does get far busier on weekends and holiday times. As we drove back to Perth, we passed convoys of cars and caravans heading up north for the weekend.

The beach was more or less deserted – vast expanses of golden sand and the beautiful azure waters of the Indian Ocean stretching out to the horizon.

There was one small piece of drama when we were approached by a couple of young girls who had got bogged down in the sands – note it is never a good idea to drive a vehicle onto a beach unless you know exactly what you are doing! Fortunately a workman with a tractor saw their plight and came to the rescue, pulling their car out of the shifting sand with a chain.

We also had a nice walk along the boardwalk, which we couldn’t remember from our first visit, and enjoyed some glorious views from the lookout. The walk had made us hungry so we repaired to the nearest eatery, The Dunes Bar & Restaurant, part of the Lancelin Beach Hotel, and had an enjoyable lunch on the terrace overlooking the ocean.

Our friends were keen to show us the Lancelin sand dunes, situated behind the town, where you can quad-bike and sand-surf down the ever-shifting whiteness. I wasn’t game to do anything that dramatic, but we did climb up to the top of one of the sandhills.

All in all we had a throroughly enjoyable day out – it was pleasant without being hot, the wind and the fresh air was invigorating and it was easy drive to and from Perth.

Finally a few photos of the spectacular West Coast sunset courtesy of our friends!

Copyright ยฉ 2022 Rosemary Thomas Le Chic En Rose

17 thoughts on “Exploring Ledge Point and Lancelin

  1. The dunes look fabulous, but I bet not easy to walk up. Happy new year!

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    1. Thanks yes it was very windy too! The sands constantly shift. Wishing you all the best for 2022 ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Ha ha, bit late for 2002 but Iโ€™ll take it for 2022, thanks!

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        1. Oops corrected the typo! 2002 seems only like yesterday anyway …….!

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  2. restlessjo says:

    That’s one heck of a lot of sand! Love the orange sunsets, Rosemay. Hope this works out to be a good year for you.

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    1. The sand was incredible Jo – reminded me of the Sahara (not that I have ever been there!). The sunsets are courtesy of my friend who kindly shared her photos with me! We’ll see what 2022 brings! xx ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. restlessjo says:

        ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

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  3. Very nice set of images. I love sand dunes and these ones are quite nice all white. The sand dunes in the Sahara is more golden sand…(Suzanne)

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    1. Thanks Suzanne – yes the sand was amazingly white! I’ve never been to the Sahara but yes the sand does look more golden in photos and TV programme I have seen. Happy New Year! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. RuthsArc says:

    Thanks for the virtual tour, white sandy beaches and dunes. Oh and sunset over the ocean ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks Ruth! It was a lovely day trip – pleasant with a cooling sea breeze. It’s been so hot here this week – hoping for the return of the sea breeze soon! Hope all is well with you in Tassie ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. RuthsArc says:

        All ok with us, enjoying summer weather ๐Ÿ™‚

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        1. I’m sure it’s far more pleasant than here at the moment Ruth – a bit cooler (only 32) this afternoon and the first frisson of a sea breeze ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. sami veloso says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve been to Lancelin, and the beaches were empty then too. Beautiful sunsets ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. We hadn’t been there since the 1990s! I think it gets busier at weekends – always love the sunsets over the Indian Ocean ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. prejila says:

    Wonderful photos

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    1. Thanks Prejila – glad you liked them and thanks for following along much appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

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