Towns in Australia

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Preston Beach WA

Preston Beach

Postcode: 6215

Preston Beach is a small town located in the Peel region of Western Australia just off the Old Coast Road, between Mandurah and Bunbury in the Yalgorup National Park.

The “Preston Beach Estate” was privately developed in 1959, and together with the “Lakeside Estate”, was incorporated as the locality Yalgorup by the request of the local government – the name meaning “place of waters or lakes” in the Noongar Aboriginal language. The townsite was gazetted in 1975. However in 1989, the name was changed to Preston Beach on request from the Shire of Waroona, as this was the local name for the town.

Preston Beach is famous for its fishing, hosts several major fishing carnivals and is renowned for the beauty of the Yalgorup National Park, adjoining Lake Preston.

The series of parallel lakes attracts a variety of native birdlife in the surrounding marsh and bushland. The area also features a nine hole golf course. Bed and breakfast, guest house accommodation, caravan park and camping facilities are available.