About 90 minutes from the Perth CBD, Preston Beach is an ideal location for a completely relaxing week or for those looking for a quick weekend getaway after a busy working week.
Our Holiday Home units are located just 250 meters from the beach, and among the closest properties to the Indian Ocean. Both properties have three bedrooms and sleep 6, there is a Queen and four single beds. Both units are fitted with all mod cons; with an en-suite bathroom, two toilets, laundry with washing machine, digital TV’s, reverse cycle air-conditioning, and a fully equipped kitchen with a gas BBQ under the protected veranda.
If you don’t want to BBQ every day, you don’t need to as there is a well-stocked General Store, which has a range of takeaways, including freshly prepared fish and chips, burgers, and sandwiches. Bread and cakes are also baked daily on the premises where you will also find groceries, fresh fruit, and vegetables, bait, ice, fuel and liquor store.
Preston Beach occupies one of the state’s most unspoiled and uncrowded stretches of coastline where you can stroll down to the beach, stake out your own private spot on the mile upon mile of white sands, and enjoy safe swimming for all ages in the crystal-clear waters. It’s been renowned since the early 1950s as a great place for fishing. The beach has a children’s playground, lawn area with shady trees, and free electric barbecues, toilets, and showers all close to the beach.
You’ll need your own clubs for the challenging, undulating 9-hole Preston Beach Golf Club which encircles the townsite where the kangaroos are your caddy.
The Yalgorup National Park
The park has around 12,000 hectares of natural bushland and the well-signposted Heathlands, Lake Pollard and Lake Preston Walking Trails will give you all the exercise you could possibly want when you haven’t got your feet up! In Yalgorup National park you will find plenty of local fauna, including Western Grey Kangaroos, emus, brush wallaby’s, brush-tailed possums, echidna, and bandicoots. For those who haven’t visited before, we think you’ll be agreeably surprised by what you find. In fact, some kangaroos might even join you at the holiday home, they often come by for a visit.
Fishing is as popular with the locals as it is with holidaymakers. The area is rich in stocks of skippy, herring, tailor, whiting, and salmon.
Enjoy a leisurely walk along the beach and lull the afternoon away followed by a glass of WA wine as the sun goes down. For outdoor warriors, the beaches are miles long on either side of Preston Beach and are open to four-wheel drives. So, lower your tyre pressure and drop it into high range and explore some of the more remote coastlines just outside Preston Beach.
Drive to Mandurah
If you’re looking for a great lunch spot, why not jump in the car and head to Mandurah and enjoy a snack while overlooking the recently developed foreshore. The calm waters of the marina coupled with the dozens of restaurants and café’s make the 35 min drive well worth it. Not only can you enjoy a fantastic lunch, but the views make for a photographer’s dream. Enjoy crabbing and fishing on the Peel inlet and Mandurah estuary or spend a day discovering Mandurah's vibrant heart and waterways. Footprints Cafe is just a stone’s throw along Mitchell Road and there’s a licensed general store close by providing takeaway foods to help you have a relaxing break.
To experience some of the local flavors or for a souvenir stop by Cape Bouvard Wines, just 30 minutes north of Preston Beach and situated adjacent to the Lake Clifton Thrombolite boardwalk. Cape Bouvard stocks an extensive range of fine wines and serves delicious lunches all year round. Open daily 10 am to 5 pm.
Old Coast Brewery Myalup
For the hops and barley lovers amongst us then the Old Coast Brewery in Myalup will be close to the top of your to-do list and is just 30 minutes south of Preston Beach. Set on 60 acres of green pasture, fronted by 1,000 olive trees, and just two minutes off the highway, the Old Coast Brewery offers a unique location for an easy Day Trip.
Enjoy the tranquil and relaxed environment, perfect for children with a large recreation lawn to kick a ball around. There’s an awesome kid’s playground, featuring the challenging Microspider climbing web and there’s also an official outlet for the famous Simmo’s Ice-creams of Dunsborough. After strolling around the Lakelands and olive grove, enjoy fresh award-winning boutique beer, local wine or perhaps a winter liqueur from the in-house distillery while the talented chefs prepare a sumptuous meal using fresh local produce.
Harvey Cheese located at 11442 South Western Highway, Harvey for freshly made cheese and ice-cream. Open Sat-Sun 9.30-5 pm
Vineyard 28 at 270 Bagieau Rd, Harvey - family-owned boutique vineyard and winery.
The Big Orange, Harvey River Estate, Lot 30, Harvey. Cellar door
Harvey Dam and Amphitheatre, Harvey. Picnic walks, BBQ
Waroona Agricultural Show
Waroona Showgrounds, held in October each year. The Waroona Show is the largest single annual event in the Shire and the est fundraiser for local community organisations. The Waroona Show also boasts many attractions each year including trade stalls, fireworks, and entertainment.
Waroona Visitor Centre and Gallery, 37 South Western Highway Waroona Ph 08 9733 1506
Mandurah Visitor Centre, 75 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah Ph 08 9550 3999
Yalgorup National Park, Preston Beach Road - nature park featuring tuart and peppermint woods, boardwalk, hiking, picnicking, elongated lakes, birds, and other wildlife. Nanga Brook – bushwalking, mountain biking, canoeing and fishing
Peel Estate Winery
290 Fletcher Rd, Karnup, Family Friendly Music Days at the beautiful Peel Estate Winery featuring live music, local businesses, activities, and more! Peel Estate hosts the annual Summer Series of music events in the grounds of the winery. These events have been held for many years and have become popular with old and young alike. Check out their calendar of events for music days that include Blues, Country, and Jazz. They also have an event annually for Mother’s and Father’s Day that is great fun for the whole family.
Bring a picnic & enjoy an afternoon of outstanding live music from some of WA’s best acts in the shady grounds of the beautiful Peel Estate Winery. The full range of Peel Estate Wines will be available in addition to a selection of Beer & Cider. Cool drinks, ice creams, and tea & coffee are available. BYO food/drink allowed but strictly NO BYO Alcohol.
Drakesbrook Grapest 5km Run
Drakesbrook Fine Wines, Prince Rd, Waroona. An annual event usually held in November. Who said you can’t drink wine AND exercise? Have your wine and drink it too, we say! We bet you’ve never run a race quite like the Grapest 5k Run!
Experience a great evening with friends, with a little fitness & lots of fun. You will work up a thirst with the 5k or 10k run through Drakesbrook Winery. Then enjoy a cool down through the wine tasting waddle to re-energize yourself before some grape dancing with live entertainment as the sun goes down.
There are plenty of things to do in Preston Beach and surrounds.