The Williamson family are tucking into some fish and chips on the foreshore. Every now and then a seagull swoops down and tries to steal their lunch. Their children, Karn, Cody and Cooper, soon become experts at shoo-ing them away.
For 15 years, Shaun Williamson used to live in Jurien Bay and worked as a cray fisherman.
“We are here on holidays but because I lived here for many years, I know the town very well and my parents live just up the road in Green Head now. We come up five times a year for the beach, fishing, snorkelling, riding bikes and boarding.”
“I have my own diving business in Perth but I have actually bought a block of land here. I bought it 10 years ago. In fact, I didn’t realise I have had it that long!!”
Shaun and his wife Amy believe that a holiday in Jurien Bay is all you need to de-stress yourself. He says the children, who are aged 9, 6 and 4, love exploring the outdoors and enjoy the sandy beaches. While they play, he says Amy and him relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or two at one of the town’s cafes.
“One day I am going to build a holiday home here, it’s a great place.”
Jurien Bay is a real, honest destination. It is a place for those who want to put down the mobile and take a break from city life. Those who just want to do little or nothing for a while. To read a book, to fish off a jetty, to pay a cheeky visit to the local or to just sit and look at the blue, blue waves roll in. When you’re in Jurien Bay, time is not measured in hours or minutes, but in moments.