Why the café culture suits Miles and his wife Monique

Why the café culture suits Miles and his wife Monique 1000 562 jurien

It’s a Sunday lunchtime in the school holidays and the sun is shining. The Jetty Café is teeming with customers and in the kitchen Miles Harrison is preparing endless cups of coffee. He arrived in Jurien Bay 30 years ago with his wife Monique and now says he’d never want to leave. “I came here…

It’s boomtime for fledgling businesses in Jurien Bay

It’s boomtime for fledgling businesses in Jurien Bay 1000 772 jurien

Clinton Strugnell looks across at the jetty, the children paddling in the sea watched on by their parents sitting on the beach. “This place is changing for the better look at this area, the visitors love it,” he says. The former CEO of Jurien Bay, Clinton now owns and runs the hardware store as well…

Why the stars align perfectly for Amanda in Jurien Bay

Why the stars align perfectly for Amanda in Jurien Bay 1000 562 jurien

Amanda Skipper is convinced that some of the best star constellations can be seen from her lounge window in her home near Jurien Bay. “There’s nothing more fascinating than looking up to the sky at night and seeing those bright stars shining through the darkness.” “I live in Alta Mare, a thirty-minute cycle ride from…

Why the Bay is a biker’s paradise (but not in the way you think)

Why the Bay is a biker’s paradise (but not in the way you think) 1000 562 jurien

There’s not many people who wake up every day and eat breakfast overlooking a huge array of vintage motorbikes and vehicles. Former cray fisherman Ian Boyd built his house to accommodate his enormous collection, nearly 85 in total, and it truly is a sight to see so many vintage motorbikes lining up side by side.…

Kane’s sea safari with octopuses and sea lions off Jurien Bay

Kane’s sea safari with octopuses and sea lions off Jurien Bay 1000 562 jurien

Kane Krollig lives and breathes everything to do with the sea. His house overlooks Jurien Bay and he goes to work in his boat on the sea. “It’s a good life here in Jurien Bay with my wife and three boys and running a business which I love, I’m very grateful,” he says. Kane grew…

Jurien Bay’s landscape and ambience makes it a must-see stop

Jurien Bay’s landscape and ambience makes it a must-see stop 1000 562 jurien

The new jetty at Jurien Bay always seems to attract plenty of visitors. The play area just to one side of the jetty is bustling with young children and set back from this is a large information board on the fauna, flora and geology of the area. Sue and Bob Lewis from England, who are…

Why the jetty is such a catch for these junior fishing enthusiasts

Why the jetty is such a catch for these junior fishing enthusiasts 1000 562 jurien

At the end of Jurien Bay Jetty, two young fishing enthusiasts peer over the edge into the sea.  One has a rod, the other a bucket.  Azlyn and Linkin Yates aged 8 and 9 are brother and sister. They were here at four thirty in the morning trying to catch fish with their Dad and…

A reunion in Jurien Bay for old school friends

A reunion in Jurien Bay for old school friends 1000 562 jurien

It’s mid-afternoon on a Sunday and a group of children are giggling and scrambling on a climbing frame in the play area. Two women are chatting on a bench. They’re old school friends.  Jodie Connors lives here; Melanie Giles is visiting from Perth. “As a family, we used to regularly come for holidays. I’d had…

Why Jurien Bay is Picture Perfect

Why Jurien Bay is Picture Perfect 1000 562 jurien

Tiges Morton, artist and owner of Tiges Surf Shop, has been in Jurien Bay for 25 years and seen it grow from a tight knit community to a town which caters to tourists. Numbers can swell three-fold especially at Christmas and during school holidays. He’s a well-known character around the town but why the unusual…

Why this group of twenty keep coming back, again and again to Jurien Bay

Why this group of twenty keep coming back, again and again to Jurien Bay 1000 562 jurien

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…

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