The winds picking up, but there’s a group of twenty or so people on the beach who don’t seem too bothered by the change in weather.
They’re gathered around in a semi-circle, listening to music and just chatting and enjoying a few drinks while their kids are splashing in the sea. They look like a very contented group of holidaymakers.
“There’s about twenty of us here,” says Todd Hewitt.
“We’ve all come up from Perth, about ten adults and ten children and we’re all friends. This is our hideaway, we come four times a year for long weekends.”
“We know the kids will enjoy the beach and surf, the women will just chat and watch them, and us men we do lots of fishing and maybe have a beer or two.”
Todd explains that they always stay at the caravan park, and the wives are the ones who organise these much- anticipated trips.
“Well I would discourage anyone from coming here. No, I’m joking … I’m only saying that because we like to have Jurien Bay to ourselves and that’s the beauty of this place.”
“Look at the beach, beautiful sand, that calm turquoise sea, we’re the only ones here on this stretch of beach, it’s a good spot, why would we want to go anywhere else?”
Remember those holidays you used to take where pleasures were a lot simpler? They still exist and you only have to drive a couple of hours north to enjoy them. Take a break from the stresses of city life and visit Jurien Bay.