If fishing and swimming appeal to you, the little coastal town of Singleton, about 45km south of Fremantle, will be right up your alley.
Not only does Singleton share the rolling surf and seafood bounty of the Indian Ocean, but close by to its east is the Serpentine River, which empties itself into Peel Inlet a few kilometres south of the town. The prime location guarantees terrific fishing, crabbing and prawning.
On the inlet is the big resort city of Mandurah - with all mod cons - adding another dimension to the quiet life at Singleton. In the past 15 years, Mandurah has grown from a shire with a population of 12,700 people to a city of 43,500 people, and this figure is expected to grow to 70,000 by 2011. From a small holiday and retirement town, Mandurah has grown into the largest and fastest growing regional city in Western Australia.
Mandurah aside, it’s only an hour’s drive from Singleton to the bright lights of Fremantle, and just a little further to the delights of Perth’s CBD.