Bold and colourful; subtly sweet. Agnes Homewares and By The Beach Boutique are a reflection of owner Bernie Heuschele’s personality.  

For 18 years, Agnes Homewares has occupied the same space on Countess Russell Crescent. Tucked inside a large warehouse shed, it’s sometimes missed by tourists, but adored by local shoppers in the know.

Bernie bought Agnes Homewares about two years ago and has helped the business evolve from an eclectic gift store to a well-stocked kitchen shop that would put some big-city chain stores to shame.

As well as having an impressive range of vases, scented candles, art, cushions, cards, ornaments and clocks, Agnes Homewares now offer all the practical items you need to create a well-equipped, practical home. Furniture, tea towels and oven mitts, bath and beach towels, knives, teapots, frypans, flatware, serving platters, cutting boards and glasswear, aprons and door mats.

They have all the stylish and practical things you need for an enjoyable day at the beach or pool. From cane rattan beach chairs and water hyacinth harvest baskets to beach carts and acrylic drinking vessels.

Driven by a desire to help women feel their best on weekends and holidays, Bernie recently established a little boutique in the heart of Agnes Water. By The Beach Boutique stock clothing, swimwear, jewellery, cosmetics and accessories, including bags and hats.

Their swimwear range includes pieces that flatter beautiful curves and fuller figures. By The Beach Boutique’s ever-evolving collection of dresses, playsuits, tops and bottoms is selected with the Discovery Coast’s hot, sultry climate in mind.


Find Agnes Homewares at 7 Countess Russell Crescent, 07 4974 9012, and By The Beach Boutique at Shop 23, 2 Captain Cook Drive, Agnes Water