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DANCE OF THE SUGARPLUM CRAYBOATS

Lancelin’s crayboats spend most of their time moored in the bay but when you record them using time lapse, they appear to dance as you’ll see in this video (turn the sound up). It’s edited to Tchaikovsky’s 1892 hit, Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy, a track often associated with Christmas TV commercials. This version from Perth-based production house www.TheGrooveGallery.com was used by US retail giant Target in a TV commercial… Read More

64 PEOPLE AND A DOG SPELL LANCELIN

On December 20th, 2017, 64 people and a dog converged on Lancelin’s sand dunes at precisely the same time, laid down on the sand and freakishly formed the word LANCELIN. Don’t believe me? Well watch the video. Thanks to all of those who joined in: Maria Genovese, Ernie Genovese, Charles Oliveri, Roseanne Oliveri, Roseanne Oliveri, Venera Oliveri, Amber Carmichael, Carmichael, Luke Carmichael, Patrick, Mel, Samuel, Ruby, Monique, Tegan, Josh Koontz,… Read More

HUGE OCEANFRONT BLOCK FOR SALE

It’s rare that a block of oceanfront land like this comes onto the market and at 7,700 sq m, this one next to Lancelin jetty is significant. It has two buildings on it at the moment and would be ripe for development.  Have a look at the video for details…. Read More

LANCELIN NOW 5 MINUTES CLOSER TO PERTH

On August 4th, 2017 the $246,000,000 Mitchell Freeway extension was officially opened by the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, WA Premier Mark McGowan, Member for Pearce Christian Porter, Member for Moore Ian Goodenough and a number of other politicians and dignitaries. The 6 kilometre extension took the final freeway exit from Burns Beach Road to Hester Avenue, cutting around 5 minutes from the journey from Perth to Lancelin and beyond. The… Read More

LANCELIN’S CRAY BOATS

Lancelin is home to around 20 professional fishing boats that ply the waters off our coast in search of Western Rock Lobsters (aka crayfish). Here’s an aerial tour of the bay from news year’s day, 2017, showing each of the boats.  … Read More

MANNEQUIN CHALLENGE

About 50 townsfolk and holiday makers headed to Lancelin Bay on Saturday Dec 4th to take part in the Lancelin Mannequin Challenge. We were lucky to have the volunteer ambos, firies and marine rescue people help out along with the local ranger and police as we mocked up a mass casualty situation.  It was a huge hit on the Lancelin Facebook page being served up to well over 60,000 people’s… Read More

LANCELIN PRINTS FOR CHRISTMAS

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone who loves Lancelin, simply select an image on this site or the Lancelin Facebook page, and order it now at KymIllman.com. Select your finish,  glossy photo paper or canvas, and pay by credit card or Paypal.  Order today and get it delivered free in Australia by using this promo code “Postfree”. And if you’re after a particular photo that you can’t… Read More

LANCELIN HISTORY

Lancelin was establish in the mid forties as a hub for the cray fishing industry.  This was the first pub to be built and it stood at the very northern end of the town.  It was known as the Inn back in 1954 when it opened, today it’s called the Lancelin Beach Hotel. Thanks to Sally Petrie for this vintage photograph.  … Read More