Located in the heart of the Margaret River region, Smiths Beach Resort is nestled between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin on the popular Cape to Cape walking track. The tour desk can arrange winery tours, coastal walks with indigenous guides, surfing, yoga and cave trips.
Each apartment and villa features floor-to-ceiling windows, a fully equipped kitchen and an outdoor dining area with BBQ facilities. All living areas include an LCD TV, a DVD player, an iPod docking station and Bluetooth speakers. Another thing is that most accommodation also features a fireplace.
Food & drink
The café-cum-cellar-door-cum-delicatessen, and separate restaurant, all called Lamont’s, are excellent, favoring simple fare with top-notch local ingredients. Also many have a soft spot for the ham and cheese toasted sandwiches.
You can do a wine tasting of Lamont’s drops while you’re there. Dinner in the restaurant is a pricier and more formal affair: think confit chicken with preserved lemon and labneh or rib eye steak and roasted vegetables.
In addition, Smiths Beach Resort is the quintessential Australian beach side accommodation experience encompassing world class facilities and an assortment of food and beverage options. Partnering with well-known restaurateur Kate Lamont, the resort features Lamont’s Smiths Beach, incorporating a Gourmet Deli and Café along with fine dining a la carte Restaurant offering guests and visitors a premium range of food and wine from the region and beyond.
A good option for families, with the beach a short stroll away and a shallow section in the pool. While plenty of cars park in the two nearby carparks, the road ends in a cul-de-sac so most people drive slowly. Also cots can be provided.
Access for guests with disabilities?
There’s a pair of two-bedroom poolside villas with wheelchair access to the ground floor. Access to the pool area is via a lift. Ramp facilities provide access to the café, deli and restaurant.