Perth’s Best Beaches

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on 01/12/2017 at in  Everything else

Going to the beach is a great way to relax and stay cool this summer and with so many incredible beaches on your doorstep, you’re truly spoiled for choice. We’ve broken down some of the best beaches in Perth to help you decide which ones to visit.

Bathers Beach

Located in the heart of Fremantle, Bathers Beach is a popular destination for swimmers and families. Bathers Beach is bursting with history and is surrounded by popular tourist attractions including the Round House, The Maritime Museum, The Shipwreck Galleries and Esplanade Park. Fremantle is a thriving city centre and is full of shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and cultural activities, so there’s plenty to do before or after a dip in the ocean. This beach is partly protected by two groynes that make it a generally calm place to swim but it isn’t patrolled by Surf Life Saving, so it might not be suitable for inexperienced swimmers. 


Cottesloe Beach

Arguably Perth’s most iconic beach, Cottesloe is a big hit for swimmers, surfers, snorkelers and stand-up paddle boarders. The buzzing bars, restaurants and cafes offer plenty to eat and drink while you’re there and the grassed picnic areas are great for relaxing and watching the spectacular sunsets. Cottesloe Beach is patrolled by Surf Life Savers and is partly protected by a groyne, so it’s a safe place for all swimmers, including families.  

City Beach

Like the name suggests, City Beach is the closest beach to Perth city centre and so is a favourite among many inner city dwellers. City Beach is great for swimmers, body-boarders, windsurfers and kitesurfers. There’s also a grassed picnic area and some great cafes and restaurants overlooking the ocean. City Beach is patrolled by Surf Life Savers and is a safe if you swim between the flags, however the waves can powerful at times so exercise caution if you’re an inexperienced swimmer.   


Scarborough Beach

One of Perth’s most famous beaches, Scarborough beach is undergoing a revamp. $75 million dollars is being invested in new visitor facilities, including beachfront boardwalks and swimming pool. Works are due to be completed in early 2018, so it might be a good time to go check out the upgrades. Scarborough’s long stretch of white sand is popular with swimmers, surfers, body-boarders, kitesurfers and windsurfers. A large section of the beach is patrolled by Surf Life Savers, so make sure you stay safe and swim between the flags. 


Hillarys Beach Park

This beach is located within a boat harbour and is protected from ocean currents, so it’s a great place for children and inexperienced swimmers or just those that like to swim somewhere sheltered. This beach is also patrolled by Surf Life Savers, so it’s an extra safe place to swim. Hillary Boat Harbour is also home to AQWA, the Aquarium of Western Australia, where you can explore 12,000km of underwater coastline in just a few metres. There is also an abundance of cafes, shops, bars and restaurants located along the boardwalks, so there’s little chance you’ll get bored at Hillarys.  


There are plenty of other great beaches to check out in Perth, so don’t be afraid to go exploring. Some more you could add to your list include South Beach, Safety Bay, Mullaloo, Trigg, Mettams Pool, Floreat Beach, Swanbourne, Leighton and Brighton.


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    Studentbox User
    Don't forget The Basin at Rottnest Island! While relatively small and shallow, its unique shape and relaxing atmosphere makes up for it.
  • admin
    Studentbox User
    Oh yes! How could we forget The Basin! Thanks @Jasper.F ; :) 

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