Mindarie

 

While Mindarie is a largely residential suburb, it does have a fairly large amount of infrastructure and amenities distributed at various points around the suburb. There are two minor shopping precincts in the northern and southern extremes of Mindarie, which include two service stations, various restaurants and take-away franchises (such as McDonald’s and Hog’s Breath Cafe) and Mindarie So Fresh, an independent grocery store. Mindarie Keys Medical Centre, located in the south, provides medical care for the suburb’s residents, as well as dental care and physiotherapy facilities. However, the large Ocean Keys Shopping Centre in Clarkson is situated adjacent to Mindarie on the other side of Marmion Avenue, catering to the suburb’s residents for major commercial shopping needs and other public services.

Unlike the adjacent Quinns Rocks coastline, Mindarie’s coastline is mostly taken up by the Mindarie Marina and its large harbour and breakwater. The marina itself has been a popular destination for tourism since its inception in the late 1980s. Along the boardwalk, the marina contains a three-storey hotel overlooking the harbour, two restaurants, Dome Café, a microbrewery and The Boat, a pub and restaurant. The Boat provides the majority of Mindarie’s entertainment and nightlife.

Immediately south of the marina’s breakwater is Claytons Beach, a small, unpatrolled beach that is a popular spot for surfers.  The unoccupied bushland part of the beach, further south, runs through Tamala Park and into Burns Beach in the City of Joondalup. A vast number of parks and reserves are situated all around the suburb.   Bellport Park contains tennis courts, while Lighthouse Park and Bellport Park both contain large, functional lighthouses.  Along with the lime kilns in Coopers Park, they are considered local landmarks.