About 25 minutes drive west of Waroona is the seaside hamlet of Preston Beach. It has been renowned since early 1950's as a great place for fishing. Close to the beach is a children's playground, lawn area with shady trees, free electric barbecues and an ablution block with disabled facilities.
Please scroll down the page to see what Preston Beach has to offer.
Bush Poles & Postie Poles
At the Information Bay you will see the carved Heritage Bush Poles crafted by members of the community.
Many homes in Preston Beach, particularly those in Hideaway Vale, have their letterboxes atop a carved "postie pole" depicting some of the area's distinctive flora and fauna.
Footprints - Preston Beach
Footprints at Preston Beach, with its native gardens and wide open spaces, provides the perfect setting for children to play and families to meet. Beautifully appointed and fully self-contained accommodation has access to a variety of facilities including the resort restaurant (cafe to a-la-carte), function room, swimming pool, and a full size tennis court. Guest and boat parking available, choice of beach shack and town house style accommodation.
Tippytop Bed & Breakfast
Tippytop at Preston Beach is a friendly boutique bed and breakfast offering accommodation in two cosy rooms with crisp clean linen, tasteful beach decor and extensive views.
Tippytop is the ideal destination for travellers heading south or simply looking for a quiet seaside getaway with friendly service and comfortable rooms. Hosts Judy & Lew Carroll are waiting to greet you and help with any information about this beautiful seaside area.
Martin's Tank Campsite
Martin's Tank campsite has barbecues, picnic tables and toilets. Booking System Only.
Martin's Tank Campsite Information
||Off Preston Beach Road North
||Dept of Parks & Wildlife (08) 9582 9333
Preston Beach General Store
Enjoy the service at Preston Beach General Store. Delicious takeaways, including freshly prepared fish and chips, burgers and sandwiches. Bread and cakes are baked daily on the premises. Other lines include groceries, liquor, bait, ice and fuel.
Preston Beach General Store Information
||52 Mitchell Road, Preston Beach
||(08) 9739 1444
||Monday - Thursday 7am-6pm,
Friday & Saturday 7am-7:30pm,
Preston Beach Golf Club
A demanding and challenging 9 hole course adjacent to Yalgorup National Park. Negotiate the undulating terrain while kangaroos assess your talent. Green fee - honour system. Own clubs required.
See Community Centre noticeboard for opening times.
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Heathlands Walk - 4.5km Grade 2 trail (approximately 90 minutes) starts at the CALM Information Bay. Explore the diverse vegetation from towering tuarts to the delicate flowers of the limestone ridges and enjoy sweeping views over Lake Preston to Myalup.
Lake Preston Walking Trail - Disabled friendly, 2km trail starts at the Preston Beach Information Bay. Meander through natural bush and groves of melaleucas to the lake where you can view the bird life from the newly erected viewing platform. Revegetation is in progress along this walk trail and fenced areas are protecting new seedlings from the kangaroos.
Lake Pollard Trail - 6km Grade 2 trail (approximately 2 hours) starts just past the entrance to Martin's Tank on Preston Beach Road North. Head through woodlands of jarrah, tuart, peppermint and bull banksia before emerging to the vistas of Lake Pollard. Black swans mass October to March and there is a bird hide next to the lake.
For more information about trails visit www.peeltrails.com.au.
Yalgorup National Park
Lake Preston is situated within the Park which has well signposted walking trails, barbecue and toilet facilities. Take in the idyllic surrounds amidst wonderful old tuart trees, see kangaroos and emus, and prolific wildflowers in season.
As you move further from the coast the country changes dramatically as the trees thin out and the plains emerge. The plains and Ramsar listed wetlands support many water birds such as the elegant black swans that come to breed from October to March, and the endangered hooded plover. Black duck, teal, mountain duck and maned geese are also plentiful.