Yallingup Beach Holiday Park has a waterfront location with views over Yallingup Bay. It is opposite a safe swimming lagoon and fishing beach and the famous Yallingup surf break. An added bonus is there's every chance you will see whales and dolphins frolicking in the Indian Ocean.
Translated from the local Aboriginal language, the term "Yallingup" means "place of love" and once they've discovered it, people do love it enough to keep returning.
Catriona Rowntree noticed there is a strong family focus enjoyed at the park, with accommodation to fit the budget. There are ensuite cabins, standard cabins and plenty of grassed sites for vans and tents. Cabins are equipped with cutlery, crockery, television, microwave or gas burner, refrigerator and cooking utensils.
For campers there are three male and female sections with instant hot water and separate, private facilities equipped for the disabled. There are two laundries. The park has a playground and two barbecue areas with tables and chairs.
Waterfront cabins are self-contained and sleep six people. They have great views of the park and you can keep an eye on the littlies and the surf.
An on-site shop makes it easy to stock up on things such as grocery items, ice, bait, tackle, petrol and sweet treats.
There's lots to do in the area, including fishing from a beach, rocks or boat for herring, skippy, tailor and whiting. Between April and July there's a salmon run as huge schools migrate up the coast.
You can also surf the break with Malibus, short boards, wave skis or boogie boards. Check it all out on their "surfcam" page. It is the only Internet camera with views of the surf.
The sunken World War II warship HMAS Swan has become an internationally recognised prime dive wreck, and bookings can be made at reception.
The Ngilgi Cave is nearby, and everyone enjoys the Ghost Trail walk to the cave from the park.
The area is well known for its excellent wine, and there are many vineyards within half an hour of the park. Almost all have cellar door sales and cafes, so arm yourself with a map and explore the Margaret River region.
While you're there, visit the chocolate and cheese factories, the ice-cream shop and maybe hire a horse for a ride.
Sam Hansen, born and bred in Yallingup, owns and operates the Yallingup Surf School. Anyone six years of age and older can learn, and in summer months there are up to 10 instructors, all committed to the community's strong love of the surf. Apart from being a renowned surfing spot, Yallingup has a safe and sheltered lagoon in front of the reef line. A little further along the road is the beautiful Smith's Beach.
side of the Margaret River region.
Yallingup Beach Holiday Park self-contained cabins start at $80 a night a double. Cabins with ensuite start at $110 a double a night and caravan/tent sites start at $28 a double a night.
If you make a booking for a minimum of two nights within 10 days of viewing you will receive a 50 percent discount off a local wine tour. For two weeks after viewing, camping will cost just $25 a night. This offer is available between June 12 and September 30, 2009.
Yallingup Surf School group lessons start at $50 per person for a 90-minute lesson.
Prices correct at June 11, 2009.
For further information
Yallingup Beach Holiday Park
1 Valley Road
Ph: 1800 220 002
Fax: (08) 9755 2164
Yallingup Surf School
Ph: (08) 9755 2755 or 0429 881 221