Lancelin is a small coastal WA town with plenty of family-friendly things to do, located just 90 minutes north of Perth. Known for its pristine beaches, epic Lancelin sand dunes, and afternoon wind, it’s a popular destination for sandboarding, kitesurfing, and other outdoor activities. This picturesque town also offers a slower pace and a wide range of attractions for all visitors to enjoy. Here are just a few of the things you can do in Lancelin.


Visit the Pristine Beaches

With its white sandy shores and crystal-clear waters, Lancelin is a paradise for beach lovers. The main beach is a popular spot for swimming, surfing, and other water sports, and there are several other secluded beaches nearby that are great for a quiet walk or picnic.

You won’t be able to miss Lancelin Island, which is about 500m from the mainland. Its home to seals and plenty of birds, and is best explored during the summer months. Take your time getting across via kayak or SUP board and explore the island’s western side and beach coves.

Lancelin Beach

Visit the Lancelin Sand Dunes

Located just a short drive from the town centre, the sand dunes are at the top of the list of things to do in Lancelin, for any visitor to the area. Some of the largest in the state, they stand over 30 meters high and are around 2km long. They offer a thrilling experience for sandboarding, off-road driving, or taking a guided tour to learn more about the area.

Here are some tips for making the most of your day at the Lancelin sand dunes and having an unforgettable experience:

  1. Arrive early: Beat the crowds and explore before the day’s heat sets in.
  2. Bring the right equipment: Grab a sandboard and wax to help you glide on the sand and for off-road driving, use a sand flag for increased visibility.
  3. Be safe and stay hydrated.

There are a number of rental spots in town for Lancelin sandboarding, including the Lancelin Community Resource Centre.


Sandboarding Lancelin sand dunes

Go Kitesurfing or Windsurfing

A popular spot for these water-based sports. The strong winds and flat water make it a great place to try your hand at these activities. Two great spots to try include Main Break and Back Beach, which are north and south of Experience Lancelin Holiday Park, respectively.

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Kitesurfing in Lancelin

Visit the Lancelin Wind Festival

Held every year in January, the Lancelin Wind Festival is a world-renowned windsurfing and kitesurfing competition.

The event attracts top athletes from around the world and offers a thrilling spectacle for spectators. Even if you are not a fan of these sports, the event is worth visiting for the beautiful scenery and electric atmosphere. See more about the Lancelin Wind Festival.

kitesurfing in Lancelin WA

Take a Fishing Trip with one of the Local Charter Companies

Lancelin is known for its sheltered bay, offshore reefs and a charter will offer a wide variety of fish, including Snapper, Dhufish, and Pink Snapper.

The Lancelin Jetty is the best fishing spot on land, which produces Whiting, Herring, Flathead, and Mulloway. As with most jetty fishing, it is best fished at dawn, dusk, and at night.

Charter fishing in Lancelin

Visit the Pinnacles Desert

Located about an hour’s drive from Lancelin. The Pinnacles are a collection of amazing limestone formations from approximately 25,000 years ago when the sea receded and left deposits of seashells.

They are a unique and fascinating natural wonder and a great spot for photos. Adventure tours are available, both day and night.

The Pinnacles near Lancelin WA

Check out the Local Shops and Restaurants in Lancelin

The town has a range of cafes and stores that offer souvenirs, local produce, and other items.

You can also try some of the local seafood at one of the restaurants in town or a beverage at the Tavern.

A beer with a view at Lancelin Tavern

With its stunning natural beauty, Lancelin is a great destination for a day trip or a longer holiday. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, a nature lover, or simply looking for a peaceful retreat, there is something for everyone in this charming town.

When looking for somewhere to stay, choose Experience Lancelin Holiday Park, for its range of accommodation options and its ideal location – beachside and only a short walk to the town centre.


Image of Lancelin town and dunes at dusk

1 minute walk straight to the beach, I enjoyed the sound of the waves a lot. The kitchen was very clean, and it had an oven! The campsite wasn’t packed and were surrounded by the green plants, very beautiful. The staff was really really friendly and helpful, thank you! – Google Review

Great location, unpowered campsite practically on the beach, very friendly and helpful staff, the camper’s kitchen was excellent, looks very new, clean and stylish the best we have been to, can’t wait to return! – TripAdvisor Review

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