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Burns Beach

The original settlement of Burns Beach extends back to the 1900's. At that time this land was owned by the Midland Railway Company. The residents applied for a 50-acre lot to be used as a health and camping resort in 1908. This area remained almost undeveloped up until the last 20 years or so. It is named after a local farmer who ran sheep here. The extension of Marmion Avenue north of Ocean Reef has contributed to recent development in the area


 
 
   
 
 

Burns Beach - Beach Sign

Burns Beach has been occupied for over 100 years. Once Burns Beach Road ran uninterrupted through the bush from Wanneroo Road to what was once a tiny and remote settlement. This locality pre-dates such more recent beach suburbs such as Quinns, Ocean Reef and Mindarie by quite a long time. Here's the welcoming beach sign complete with the obligatory seagulls. January 2013. Photos Ref: BURN001

 

Burns Beach - Cafe

The Burns Beach Cafe and Restaurant right on the beach front. January 2012. Photos Ref: BURN002

 

Burns Beach - Sunset Village

The Sunset Village Holiday and Leisure Park has been here for decades. Long before all the housing development etc that's going on now. Comprised of quite a number of small cottages, this place provides holiday accommodation and is also a permanent home for many seniors who prefer a smaller residence which is right on the beach doorstep and away from the city bustle (which rapidly is encroaching). January 2013. Photos Ref: BURN003

 

Burns Beach - Sunset Village

This is the caravan park office complete with post boxes. Across the road from most of the village and next door to the Burns Beach Cafe. January 2013. Photos Ref: BURN004

 

Burns Beach - Beach and Breakwater

Looking north along the beach from near where the cafe is. You can see the breakwater and children playing in the sand on the beach. January 2013. Photos Ref: BURN005

 

Burns Beach - Breakwater

A couple of fellows on the end of the groyne try their hands at fishing. Away in the ocean you can see some of the Burns Rocks. January 2013. Photos Ref: BURN006

 

Burns Beach - Breakwater

A look down the groyne taken from the park near the community hall. January 2013. Photos Ref: BURN007

 

Burns Beach - North View

Standing on the groyne, this is a look northwards up along the coast. Those children down there are hunting for small crabs. January 2013. Photos Ref: BURN008

 

Burns Beach - South View

A look down the beach towards the south. January 2013. Photos Ref: BURN009

 

Burns Beach - Rocky Coastline

Typical of some of the coastline north of the Trigg area are these interesting limestone formations which have been etched away by the wind and tides over the ages. January 2013. Photos Ref: BURN010

 

Burns Beach - Ocean Lookout

North of the original Burns Beach settlement, land development goes on. This ocean lookout has been constructed for the viewing public. January 2013. Photos Ref: BURN011

 

Burns Beach - Burns Rocks

Off the coast of Burns Beach are these rocky ocean outcrops known as Burns Rocks. This photo was taken from the new ocean lookout. January 2013. Photos Ref: BURN012


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