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Horrocks

Horrocks, otherwise known as Horrocks Beach is 500 kms north of Perth and is accessible via a 22 km road via Northampton. This is a typical small beach side town to be found up and down the coast with a small population but with a magnificent coastline. The town is named after convict Joseph Lucas Horrocks who received a conditional pardon in 1856. He also built the first church in Northampton. Horrocks is administered by the Shire of Northampton


 
 
   
 
 

Horrocks - Road Entrance

The road sweeps through the sand hills on its final approach to town coming in from Northampton. This is looking north-west. December 2015. Photos Ref: HORR001

 

Horrocks - Road Entrance

A view over the Horrocks townsite from a lookout point on the road just east of town. December 2015. Photos Ref: HORR002

 

Horrocks - General Store

The Horrocks Beach General Store, in fact the only store in town. It is also the post office, liquor shop and fuel merchant. December 2015. Photos Ref: HORR003

 

Horrocks - Houses

Beach-side cottages abound in the area. Many of these would only be casually occupied by their owners or rented to holiday-makers. December 2015. Photos Ref: HORR004

 

Horrocks - Houses

More beach-side shacks however more substantial housing can be seen over on the hillside in the background. December 2015. Photos Ref: HORR005

 

Horrocks - Jetty

Looking south-west along the beach at Horrocks. Waves break on a reef off-shore. The water close in is fairly calm although strong winds can cause a bit of choppiness. December 2015. Photos Ref: HORR006

 

Horrocks - Jetty

These beach-side towns all the way up from Perth have the obligatory jetty. This one belongs to Horrocks. December 2015. Photos Ref: HORR007

 

Horrocks - Beach

From the end of the jetty this is looking onshore slightly to the north-east. December 2015. Photos Ref: HORR008

 

Horrocks - Beach Shade Houses

Above the beach are a few welcome shade houses. Close by is an ablution block and children's playground. Across the road from here is the General Store. December 2015. Photos Ref: HORR009


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