Yallingup Beach Cottage is a warm 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom cottage suitable for singles or families. Shady trees, openess and breeze keeps everyone cool in summer and a pot belly stove makes the cottage warm in winter. It is ideally located in a setting of quiet bushland adjoining National Park. Dunsborough is only 8 kms away and Margaret River is a half hour drive. It is centrally located to all of the great tourist attractions and scenic wonders that the South West is renowned for including wineries, galleries, caves restaurants and beaches. The cottage is beautifully appointed and fully self-contained. It has large airy rooms with high ceilings and exposed beams. There are two toilets for your convenience and laundry facilities. A picnic table can be used for al fresco dining or you can enjoy watching the kangaroos while enjoying local wines. Parking is plentiful for cars and boats.
The cottage is situated between the famous Yallingup and Smiths Beaches. Yallingup lagoon is a safe swimming area for children and is part of a marine protected area. Smiths Beach is fabulous for swimming and walking. Both beaches are ideal for swimming snorkelling and fishing and have cafes.
World famous Yallingup surf break and Smiths Beach breaks are minutes away. This breaks are ideal for Malibus, short boards, wave skis and boogie boards. Numerous other excellent breaks are nearby at Cape Naturaliste and Indjidup. Yallingup Surf School provides lessons for all ages.
Wine Tasting and Vineyards
Most Margaret River Wine Region vineyards are within half an hours drive from Yallingup. Almost all have cellar door sales and eateries. A number of companies organise wine tours. The region has an array of attractions such as art galleries, chocolate factory and cheese factories.
Cape to Cape Walk and other Trails
An extensive walk trail system is located around the Yallingup area. Walks are all well signposted and range from 15 mins. to 2 1/2 hrs. Brochures are available from the Tourist Bureau in Dunsborough. The beautiful Cape to Cape walk can be done in sections and is easily accessible form the cotttage.
Fishing in the immediate area is excellent with numerous species available from beach rocks or boat. Species include Herring, Skippy, Tailor and Whiting. Salmon run from from April to July.
The spectacular and very popular Yallingup Ngilgi Cave is located nearby. Take the leisurely "Ghost Trail" walk to the cave from our park or an easy 5 minute drive.
Situated in the calm and sheltered waters of Geographe Bay the sunken World War II warship HMAS Swan has become an internationally recognized prime dive wreck. Crayfish and abalone are numerous when in season. Licenses are available from the Dept. of Fisheries.
The Yallingup Coast and Geographe Bay are well suited to sailing boats and motor boats. Canal Rocks and Quindalup have boat ramps.
The Yallingup region enjoys a temperate climate with yearly averages of max 22.1ºC 72ºF to min 11.1ºC 52ºF
Summer temperatures are in the high 20s to low 30s with cool ocean breezes at night. Crisp sunny days during winter are ideal for touring.
Further regional information is available from the website of the Cape Naturaliste Tourism Association.