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Yanchep

An outer-periphery suburb and home to nearby Yanchep National Park, about 48 kms north of Perth. An alternative name was Sun City, the brain-child of Alan Bond. It was originally thought that this place would be a satellite city to Perth but this has not yet eventuated. The area was surveyed as early as 1866. Then Mr R. Quinn named Lake Yanchep. The name Yanchep is derived from Aboriginal Yanget which is a name for a native plant growing in the area


 
 
   
 
 

Yanchep - Beach Lookout

Steps lead down from the road and car park to the beach. Walk down to the Yanchep Lagoon. September 2009. Photos Ref: YANC001

 

Yanchep - Beach

A picture of rocks along the shoreline where the waves have etched away at them over the years, wearing away the softer parts. You can also see part of the reef which is not far off-shore. September 2009. Photos Ref: YANC002

 

Yanchep - Beach

A beach scene alongside the Yanchep Lagoon. September 2009. Photos Ref: YANC003

 

Yanchep - Beach

Many rock pools alongside the beach, wonderfully sculptured by eons of waves. September 2009. Photos Ref: YANC004

 

Yanchep - Walkway to Lookout

In the Lookout Drive area, north of the townsite are a couple of ocean viewing platforms. Here is the path to one of these, including the lookout itself. January 2014. Photos Ref: YANC005

 

Yanchep - Walkway to Beach

From the viewing platform, the path continues its way down to the beach. Very pleasant woodwork. The path protects the dunes and vegetation and makes for an easy walk. January 2014. Photos Ref: YANC006

 

Yanchep - Lagoon View

A view looking south from the lookout. You can see people on the Lagoon Beach, the reef which helps form the lagoon, and the beach shop off to the left. January 2014. Photos Ref: YANC007

 

Yanchep - Surf Club

The Yanchep Surf Club building contrasts with steely wintery skies. September 2009. Photos Ref: YANC008

 

Yanchep - Beach Store

Near the beach of course, quiet right now but on a warm day people are streaming in and out with cool drinks and something tasty for lunch. September 2009. Photos Ref: YANC009

 

Yanchep - Community Centre

The local Community Centre on Lagoon Drive near the high school and the Anglican Church. January 2014. Photos Ref: YANC010

 

Yanchep - Anglican Church

Yanchep St James Anglican Church on the corner of Marmion Avenue and Lagoon Drive. Quite unlike any other Anglican Church I have come across so far around Perth and the south west. January 2014. Photos Ref: YANC011

 

Yanchep - Anglican Church

This building is at the rear of the main church building pictured above. The front building is rather small so I suspect the actual church services are conducted in here. Catholic Masses are also held on Sunday evenings. January 2014. Photos Ref: YANC012

 

Yanchep - Lindsay Beach Shops

On Lindsay Beach Road Boulevard is the Lindsay Beach Shopping Centre. Lindsay Beach is named after pioneer Mary Lindsay. Across the road from here is the primary school. January 2014. Photos Ref: YANC013

 

Yanchep - Central Shopping Centre

On the eastern side of Marmion Avenue is the brand new Yanchep Central shopping centre. January 2014. Photos Ref: YANC014

 

Yanchep - Central Shopping Centre

Inside the new Yanchep Central shopping centre. Anchor tenant Woolworths is in full operation. Many small shops are still waiting to be leased. Crisp clean lines and very airy. This place will remove the necessity of weekly shopping trips to Joondalup or the like for many locals. January 2014. Photos Ref: YANC015

 

Yanchep - Bridge over Sand Dunes

Slightly to the south of Yanchep townsite, this bridge/walkway has been constructed across the sand dunes for pedestrian access from one road to another without having to make a major detour or walk along the beach. No-one around today and up on top it was very windy. December 2012 Photos Ref: YANC016

 

Yanchep - Bridge over Sand Dunes

Here is a view of the walkway from back near street level. I believe this construction has caused some local angst. It certainly spoils the view from houses set back near when this picture was taken. Not be be drawn though, but why the elevated metal and not the dune-hugging wooden structures as built in the north end of town? December 2012 Photos Ref: YANC017

 

Yanchep - Mary Lindsay Homestead

The Mary Lindsay homestead is situated a little north of the main Yanchep townsite, set in a hollow probably purposely as a wind shield. The building has lain derelict for ages but is now being restored. The homestead was built in the 1920's and was first used as a hostel for travellers. January 2014. Photos Ref: YANC018

 

Yanchep - House on a Hill

Yanchep contains houses built across the decades. This is one of the older style units probably built around 50 years ago. It stands high up on a sand hill and would have commanding ocean views. January 2014. Photos Ref: YANC019

 

Yanchep - Two Older Houses

This brace of houses are also of the older style. The one on the right is currently available for lease. January 2014. Photos Ref: YANC020

 

Yanchep - Circular House

A house of rather curious design commands attention to anyone passing down the street. January 2014. Photos Ref: YANC021

 

Yanchep - New Houses

Contrast with the older houses, many new houses are being built around Yanchep. The ones shown here are in the Lookout Drive area, to the north of town. January 2014. Photos Ref: YANC022

 

Yanchep - Sun City Golf Course

St Andrews Drive runs off Yanchep Beach Road a kilometre or so east of the main townsite. At the end of the Drive is the Sun City Golf Course. Here is a part of the club house complex. January 2014. Photos Ref: YANC023

 

Yanchep - Sun City Golf Course

A large practice green and fluttering flag in the Sun City Golf Course. This place is hopping with kangaroos although there are none in this picture. January 2014. Photos Ref: YANC024


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