Sun, waves and beachcombers of all ages.

People from all over the coast flocked to Jurien back last Saturday for the annual Indian Ocean Festival.

NACC Coastal team members Vanessa McGuiness and Teagan Clarke hopped in the car and drove down for the event, setting up the Coastal Community Trailer at the heart of the festival.

The dynamic duo were on hand to encourage festival goers to get to know their Indian Ocean a little better and inform people about the amazing work that is being done, and can be done, along our beautiful coast.

Throughout the day more than 100 people approached the trailer and Vanessa said she was thrilled with the turnout.

“The most exciting part of the day was “wowing” people with all the great beachcombing artefacts that you can find on our local beaches,” she said.

“I was really impressed with how eager people were to have a go at identifying creatures and washed up bits and pieces from the ocean.”

Teagan said it was great to see such a high level of community interaction and so many people who cared about the environment.

“People of all ages were interested in learning more about what can be found on their local beach,”

Families and beach-explorers were invited to download NACC’s Beachcombers App as a guide to help identify the cool and strange things that we find on the coastline.

For information on NACC’s Coastal and Marine Program please contact Vanessa McGuiness at or 08 9938 0108.


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Great to see our local communities really value our coast
Jurien Bay has a very passionate Coast Group doing heaps of work to address management of our beaches too

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