10 May 2010 2:59 PM
|Rockingham is such a lovely area, we have been here just six months and feel completely at home. We are lucky to live right by the beach as prices are low here, by Perth standards, and the beach is amazing! Most WA beaches are West facing ofcourse but as Rockingham is a penisula there is a North and South/West side, Rockingham beach is on the North side, looking back up towards Freo, with Garden island out infront creating a break the beach is calm and clean. We have a toddler and we spent all summer at the beach, she is able to play in the shallows with no problems, there is no surf at all and if there happens to be an easterly wind blowing, which isn't often, the bay is like a massive lagoon.
The foreshore area on Rockingham beach is often busy during summer, it is abit like a resort area, people obviously travel here for a day or more and holiday over long weekends etc. But it is not flashy, yet! There are many highrise buildings going up and many more will but at this stage the restaurants are more like something out of the 80's which is kind of cool! There is a new tapas bar and a wee wine bar at one end of the strip and lots of restaurants and cafes at the other end. There are day spas and hair salons, surf shops and anything that isn't there is in the nearby Rockingham City shopping centre, a large modern centre.
If all this isn't enough for you there are islands and beaches all around the penisula! Shoalwater, Waikiki, Safety Bay, Warnbro are all very very close by! As mentioned we live at Rockingham Beach but I walk the paths at Waikiki and Safety Bay every other day with a mums walking group!
Anything else you would like to know about this 'under rated' area I would be happy to tell you! |
10 May 2010 6:33 PM
|You and Jimboman will come NOR soon enough when the water levels start to rise.|
12 May 2010 10:25 PM
|I'd rather drown.|
13 May 2010 12:41 AM
13 May 2010 6:41 AM
|Now you're just being mean. Surely it's not that bad?|
13 May 2010 4:06 PM
|I is looking to come from Bradford, is big community in Warnbra i herein|
13 May 2010 4:07 PM
|I have cousin in Oldham u now him he work at millon|
13 May 2010 5:38 PM
|Hey..ex oldhamer here|
13 May 2010 5:53 PM
|Rockingham 98% British, !!!!|
13 May 2010 6:13 PM
|Don't be ridiculous.|