Yanchep Lagoon – Lazy Days

For northies, Yanchep Lagoon has to be one of the best beaches to visit with kids in Perth. If you’re lucky to visit during perfect conditions, when the tide is out and there’s an easterly wind, you will be greeted with calm crystal clear water.

You’ll see waves crashing into the 400m long reef, away from the shore, which creates the lagoon.  It’s a perfect swimming hole for young children in calm conditions.  The turquoise waters are shallow with low waves making it an excellent place to snorkel, boogie board and introduce children to fishing.

Be warned, when the tide comes in, the water cascades over the reef and creates a strong rip current. While waves are generally calm in summer, it’s advised to swim between the flags. Be cautious of the strong current that flows out of the lagoon can potentially pull you into deeper waters.

The beach is well-patrolled by Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club, in the summer season (October to March). We visited on a warm Sunday morning and the Surf Club was in action with children’s sports activities. Children can sign up to the Nippers Club from the age of 5. VacSwim also operates at Yanchep Lagoon during the summer school holidays.

With it being a hot weekend, there were a lot of people there! There is a large car park across the road from the beach. Be prepared to do lots of driving around, if you visit during peak times. There’s a handy shower at the entrance of the beach. As well as modern change facilities at the surf club.

Across from the beach is the Orion Café (aka Yanchep Lagoon Café). This does a good coffee, takeaway ice creams, as well as sit-down breakfast and lunch. A small playground will keep little one’s happy.

Yanchep Orion Cafe

We enjoyed a few lazy hours splashing around at Yanchep Lagoon.


Written by Amanda Carlin.


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