Binningup has a population of 900 and the Harvey Shire is 25,000.
The modern beachside town of Binningup is located at the heart of the Harvey Shire’s 40km stretch of golden coastline, and is one of the fastest growing towns in the Harvey Shire.
Binningup was first put to use as a lookout point in World War II. It was while the soldiers were watching the coastline for the enemy, they visualised their families swimming safely within its shelter. Hence a town formed and now has 1000 residents. Binningup is a popular holiday destination. The beach is sheltered and calm as there is a reef running parallel to the shore. Perfect for the whole family. The fish are easy to catch and the golden sands stretch for miles and miles, perfect for those long romantic walks under breathtaking sunsets.
Things to See and Do
Binningup Beach is very popular in both summer and winter. A reef that runs parallel to the beach makes it ideal for safe family swimming, snorkeling and boat launching. The long, sandy white beach is perfect for long winter strolls, playing in the sand, relaxing or throwing in a line to catch Tailor, Yellowfin whiting, Herring, Flathead and Salmon. The fishing here is excellent.
Binningup Pirate Ship Playground
Binningup Pirate Ship Playground overlooks the Indian Ocean at Binningup Beach and is a delight in demand from dawn to dusk. The Pirate Ship Playground has a soft fall protection, sheltered seating, tables and soon....a gas barbeque. The Binningup playground caters for toddlers to teenagers and has many challenges such as a treasure hunt.
Binningup Mosaic Entrance
The $39,000 sculpture was funded by the Harvey Shire in 2007. Designed and made by a local artist Anthea Ward. The fishing boat hull, resting on a base of stainless steel, is composed of 300 clay fish, hand-curved for their individual positioning and hand-glazed in colours changing from yellow to red. The project took 18 months to complete. Steven Price welded and shaped the stainless steel, Evan Holmes and Laser Cutting Technology in Australind, cut the steel. This unique mosaic is located at the roundabout entrance which is an ideal spot to greet visitors, who can see the fish glittering in the sun from a distance. The Harvey Visitor Centre has a Mosaics and Murals Trail brochure showcasing the unique designs by Anthea.
Binningup Playground & Skate Park
Binningup Playground & Skate Park is situated at the end of Kane Place is a much enjoyed skate park and playground to suit children of all ages. Gazebo's, seating undercover and barbeques. You may purchase food at the Binningup General Store.
Binningup Surf Life Saving Club
The Binningup Water Sports Centre was officially opened by the Shire of Harvey on Friday, 14th December 2007. The centre is the new home to the Binningup Life Saving Club as well as the Harvey Districts Water Sports Association. Being involved in Surf Life saving can give you the opportunity to learn new skills, get fit and have fun, while helping to provide a community service and making new friends in a family orientated club. Binningup Surf Life Saving Club is also home to the Binningup Pirate Ship Playground.
Lakewood Shores Park & Armillary Sphere Sundial
Lakewood Shores at Binningup is home to the Armillary Sphere Sundial which was designed and made in 1998 for Lakewood Shores. The Lakewood Shores Park - Armillary Sphere Sundial is located on the corner of Lakes Parade and Tuscany Green, Binningup.
Lakewood Shores Estate
This beautiful section of land is just 50 minutes south of Mandurah and a pleasant 2 hour drive from Perth. Lakewood Shores Estate is situated within walking distance from a magnificent 9-hole golf course and an easy stroll to the wonderful swimming/fishing beach of Binningup.
Lakewood Shores Golf Course - Binningup Golf Club
Golfing: Binningup Golf Club has a magnificent 9-hole course, set in natural bushland with an abundance of native flora and fauna. The course continues to the beach dunes with great views of the ocean. Pack a set of clubs and enjoy a relaxing round on one of the most scenic courses in Western Australia. This is a semi-private golf course, however limited opportunities exist for non-members to play. Closed every Saturday from 11.15 to 3.30 for a competition.
Binningup Country Club
Lot 100, Lakes Road
A great place to mix with the friendly locals. Unwind with a few drinks or a game of bowls.
Phone: 9720 2146 Fax: 9720 2151
Pioneer Street (just a stroll from the beach)
A shady spot for a picnic after exploring the town. Wood BBQs and picnic benches.
Heritage Council Database - Binningup
Binningup Park Site (12017)
Binningup War Memorial (12833)
Monastery Homestead (12002)(Wellesley)
First Windmill Site (12019)