Layed back, affordable, close to Perth - Perfect for a family weekender or getaway!
Seabird WA is just over an hours drive North of Perth! And if you are going to stay at Seabird with the family we don't think you can go past the Seabird Private Caravan Park for your chosen accommodation! With Marmion Avenue going all the way to Yanchep this makes Seabird even more accessible with only a short drive from Yanchep up the Indian Ocean Road, and a turn off left just before Lancelin.
Seabird Private Caravan Park Features
* Private Caravan Park * Powered Caravan/Chalet/Caravan Sites * Easy Access To The Beach * Private bathroom for each site * Sandy beach * Two Playgrounds * Tennis Court ($4 for an hour include tennis equipment) * Basketball ring * BBQ's ($1 per use) * Swimming Pool * Indoor Room with Pool Table, Table Tennis & Arcade Game * Shelters with table & chairs * Small boat parking (with prior arrangement) * Boat Ramp * Small shop open during the day * Secure with boom gate entry/exit * First Aiders & First Aid Kit Available * NO PETS
I nearly considered not sharing this little Perth, WA gem! But that's what we are all about at Kids Around PerthTM bringing you the information on the great value, little known family experiences in Perth and WA, so how could I not!
There are some other accommodation options at Seabird but given that there isn't much to do in the actual town (there is a small cafe and park - but the tavern has closed), you want to be as close to the beach as possible, especially if you have a young family. See more information about types of accommodation available and how to book accommodation below.
The Seabird Private Caravan Park is located right alongside the beach. It's a great location for kids and families for many reasons -
We started each day with a trip to the beach after breakfast. This was the best time to go to the beach before the afternoon sea breeze came in. There is a beautiful board walk that goes straight down to the beach. It has a series of built in seats on the way down - so it's also a great spot for an afternoon drink to watch the sunset.
The beach is sandy, no rocks and perfect for families. Small boats can be brought and parked in the caravan park if arranged prior to visit. There is a boat ramp at the park so it's ideal to get your four wheel drive onto the beach or if you want to do a put the boat in for a bit of fishing or drop in the jet ski.
Easy access from the Caravan Park to the beach by boat, car or on foot!
If you have a four wheel drive, it's a beautiful beach to just come up and spend the day at too. There is a another spot just behind the cafe where you can get your four wheel drive onto the beach. You definitely need a four wheel drive to get onto the beach though.
The main grassed area is the local meeting place for the adults and kids - we enjoyed a swim in the pool each day in the early afternoon. There is lots of seating in this area so it's great to sit back and relax while the kids swim, run on the grass, play on the playground or ride their bikes around.
Unfortunately there are no ball games permitted in the caravan park, however the beach is great for a game of cricket or a kick of the ball. Also there is a tennis court - which can be reserved for an hour for $4.
This area is where the events are held and you can be sure to find some other adults to mingle with every afternoon for a drink, the kids will be sure to make some friends here too!
And because the caravan park is privately owned you'll find little added touches like these trucks in the sand below the playground and entertainment for Mums and Dads, like this great band that played on the Saturday night.....
There is lots to do in winter too. You can play tennis when there is a break in the rain ($4 to reserve courts for 1 hr and includes ratchet and tennis ball hire) or kids can play pool, table tennis or arcade games in the games room that has a great big screen tv in it too! There is also a second playground in this area.
The caravan park at Seabird is actually a private caravan park - so each lot is individually owned and there are many owners who reside in the caravan park full time. Accommodation options include -
All accommodation is powered, each lot has it's own bathroom block and most are air conditioned.
Prices depend on what is set by the owners - so something for $110 per night might not necessarily be better than something for $80 per night, it's a matter of heading up there once and then working out what your preferred site might be for your next visit.
We stayed at site 139 which was a caravan with an annex and slept 10 plus there was room on the floor for more, if we brought some mattresses but we didn't need to. This was $80 per night and there were no limitations on the number of persons that could stay at this site - so we shared this cost between 2 families made up of 3 adults and 6 kids.
The caravan with annex was very comfortable and had everything we needed (you just need to bring your own linen) - considering that between the beach, having bbqs and swimming in the pool all we did was sleep here it was perfect! It was airconditioned, had a dvd player and tv, bathroom with toilet, sink, shower and washing machine, bbq and clothes line.
Above is Site #139 with caravan and annex slept 10 - with one double bed, four single bunks, two fold out double bed sofas
To book accommodation you must call the person who manages each property (some are managed directly by their owners, but many are managed by on site managers). Booking enquiries are not managed at the shop and you really need to arrange your accommodation before you go - as there is no guarantee of vacancies if you just turn up.
Site Managers -
Kath Site # 9 - (h) 95771737 or (m) 0407951514
Leslie - (h) 95771210
The majority of the sites are managed by the Kath & Leslie - and if they have none available they should be able to ask around and give you another number to call after checking the other site availability.
Seabird is some distance from medical and other emergency assistance. The nearest hospital is Joondalup, however there is an ambulance at Lancelin. In an emergency dial 000, there are also lists of first aiders at the front of the Seabird Private Caravan Park and near the Seabird Cafe.
It's a good idea to take a photo of the sign when you arrive, so you have the phone numbers handy in the event of an emergency. Note mobile reception is limited, Telstra quite good, Optus drops in and out, pretty much all others no reception at all.
There is also a first aid kit available in the men's toilet in the centre toilet block located on the grassed area.
What to Bring
FOOD - best to bring all your own groceries and food. There are some supplies at the Seabird Private Caravan Shop and Seabird Cafe and you can take the short drive to Lancelin also, but of course you will pay a much higher price for the essentials bought here and variety is limited.
LINEN - pillows, sheets and blankets/doonas, bath mat, bath towels and seperate beach towels
OTHER TOILETRIES - toilet paper, washing powder if you are staying long enough that you may need to wash some clothes
FOR THE KIDS - bikes, cricket set (for the beach), dvds (for some relaxing time), dive toys for the pool, shade to take down to the beach, boogie boards/skim disk, fishing gear, torches for night rides and walks, glow sticks to make kids more visible at night.
If you have younger children you will need to bring high chairs and cots, there is no hire available
BOATS - can be brought into the caravan park if prior arrangement is made
So if you are looking for an affordable holiday, where you can pull up the car and not have to drive anywhere, and sit back and watch the kids run around while you relax... then Seabird is for you! We will certainly be going back again and again!
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