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Jurien Bay

Jurien Bay is around 22 kms north of Cervantes and 230 kms north of Perth. Jurien was named after a compatriot by a visiting French vessel captain in 1801. This was Captain Baudin who also explored around Cervantes. District surveys occurred in 1865 and 1875 and habitation commenced in the 1880's but the town as such was not officially established until 1956. The town word 'Bay' was dropped in 1959 but was reinstated in 1999 due to common use


Jurien Bay - Welcome Sign

This sign alongside the Indian Ocean Drive welcomes motorists to town. September 2014. Photos Ref: JURB001


Jurien Bay - Shopping Centre

The busy Jurien Bay shopping centre. It is quite substantial with typical businesses including a supermarket. January 2013. Photos Ref: JURB002


Jurien Bay - Shire of Dandaragan

On the other side of the main road from the shopping centre are the Shire buildings. Jurien is the largest town within the Shire of Dandaragan. At one time decades ago perhaps the town of Dandaragan was larger than Jurien Bay? That's certainly not the case today. Jurien is growing rapidly with new residential areas being developed. January 2013. Photos Ref: JURB003


Jurien Bay - Community Centre

The local Community Centre sits next the to shopping centre and across the road from the Shire. This place provides numerous Government services. Note the sculptured fish on the front lawn crafted from old fishing equipment. January 2013. Photos Ref: JURB004


Jurien Bay - Jetty Cafe

Close to the beach is the Jetty Cafe which is a popular eating venue. January 2013. Photos Ref: JURB005


Jurien Bay - Sandpiper Bar and Grill

On another street and a little way from the beach is the colourful Sandpiper Bar and Grill. I think this may be the only hotel in town as I looked but didn't see another. January 2013. Photos Ref: JURB006


Jurien Bay - Beach Front Houses

Jurien Bay is really growing. There are still many small residences, some bordering on shacks, but this type of accommodation is on the increase. This row faces the beach. One or two are for sale right now. They look pretty stylish. January 2013. Photos Ref: JURB007


Jurien Bay - New Houses

More new homes espied in the northern side of town and viewed through a beach-side gazebo. January 2013. Photos Ref: JURB008


Jurien Bay - Hall

One of the older buildings in town is the Jurien Hall which is home to the Jurien Bay Youth Group. This was built in 1971. January 2013. Photos Ref: JURB009


Jurien Bay - Jetty

Down at the beach, here is a view across the sand taking in the end of the new jetty with Favourite Island sitting off on the horizon. January 2013. Photos Ref: JURB010


Jurien Bay - Jetty

Looking back towards town along the jetty. This jetty is a very recent structure, it was only completed and opened in April 2011. Next to the sheltered area about half way down is a small protuberance which is popular with kids for bombing into the clear water. January 2013. Photos Ref: JURB011


Jurien Bay - Old Jetty

Viewed from the new jetty here are the remains of the old Jetty, near the end of Hastings Street. The old jetty was built many decades ago and serviced visiting ship and local fishing vessels. January 2013. Photos Ref: JURB012


Jurien Bay - Beach Looking North

A view along the Jurien Bay beach looking north. As this is part of a bay, the waters are clear and calm. You can see the remains of the old jetty. January 2013. Photos Ref: JURB013


Jurien Bay - Beach Looking South

A view south along the beach. In the distance is Thirsty Point. I went out there but the howling wind caused sand to whip around in the air making it very difficult to take any pictures (or even stand up steadily). January 2013. Photos Ref: JURB014


Jurien Bay - Favourite Island

The strong winds whip up waves and white caps on the bay. Favourite Island sits on the horizon. January 2013. Photos Ref: JURB015

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