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Best Beaches Around Perth

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Visiting Perth's beaches is a must do while visiting this amazing city. This guide includes information on the best popular beaches, as well as those hidden beaches that may only be known to the locals.

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  • Nature Lover
  • Beach Goer
  • Trendsetter

8 Places

3 City Tips

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8 Places

Cottesloe Beach

Beaches

City Beach

Destinations

Port Beach

Beaches

Scarborough Beach

Beaches

Rottnest Island

Destinations

Hillarys Boat Harbour

Marinas

Yanchep Lagoon Beach

Beaches

Mandurah

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Dayna J's City Tips

  • Don't forget to visit the nearby cafes and pubs for delicious meals and snacks.
  • Many of the main beaches in Perth are only 30 minutes away from the CBD by car.
  • Remember to take plenty of water, sunscreen, and a beach umbrella to survive the heat
  • Cottesloe Beach
    Beaches
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    Dayna J Says:

    Cottesloe Beach is one of a kind and has it all. The crystal blue waters that are surrounded and protected by a man built groyne allows this beach to have consistent waves that make it easy for any swimmer to enjoy it. Choose to sit on the sand or grass while you soak up the sun on this perfect swimmers' beach.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Don't forget to head across the road to the Cottesloe pub after you have had a big day on the beach!
    • Caution should be taken when walking out into the water, as there is a sudden large drop that may mean you are treading water sooner than what you may have first thought!
    • During the summer months, you may be lucky enough to see the Sculptures by the Sea at Cottesloe beach. Check the website to see when they will be on display next.
    • Lifeguards are on duty many of the summer days at Cottesloe beach. For your own safety (and that of your friends and family) swim between the yellow and red flags.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Cottesloe
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful 11/27/2018
    • Worries go away .... 10/22/2018
    • Cottesloe Beach
    Address:
    Marine Parade
    Cottesloe, Western Australia 6011
    Australia
    Other:
  • City Beach
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    Dayna J Says:

    Located north of Cottesloe Beach, this beach is quieter than some of the other more popular beaches, such as Cottesloe and Scarborough, but may allow you to have your own space on the sand without too many people close by. This beach is popular with those who like to 'beach surf,' 'boozy board' or lay on the sand and soak up the sunshine.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you enjoy running, every year there is a marathon that ends at City Beach in Perth. Keep a look out for the next time and date.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    • City Beach
  • Port Beach
    Beaches
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    Dayna J Says:

    Close to the restaurant Salt on the Beach, near north Fremantle, is one of my all time favourite beaches. This beach is popular for kite surfers on a windy day but is also perfect to sit back and relax on the water's edge.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Stop by the restaurant Salt on the Beach for a drink and stunning views of the ocean!
    • Be prepared for the wind; this beach can become a little windy at times so be aware that the sand can whip against your skin.
    • Lifeguards are not always on duty on this beach, so be careful in these waters.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 71 things to do in Fremantle
    • Perfect for a walk! 05/25/2018
    • Breakfast - wonderfull view, rest is average 04/14/2018
    • Port Beach
    Address:
    Corner Port Beach Road / Tydeman Road
    Fremantle
    Fremantle, Western Australia 6160
    Australia
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  • Scarborough Beach
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    Dayna J Says:

    A popular beach, particularly for younger adults and tourists, Scarborough Beach has space for everyone. This long stretch of beach has plenty of space for those who wish to swim, while still having room for those who wish to catch a wave on their surf or boogy-board.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • When swimming be sure to swim between the red and yellow flags that are patrolled by life guards. This is particularly important when there are surfers around.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 16 things to do in Scarborough
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • So much to do and enjoy 12/11/2018
    • Worth a visit 12/10/2018
    • Scarborough Beach
  • Rottnest Island
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    Dayna J Says:

    Rottnest Island has it all! Whether you like swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, or surfing, you are likely to find a good piece of beach space here. Rottnest Island is a small island located only a short ferry ride away from Perth, and is a location where you can choose to either stay for the day or even a week!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Ask the locals within stores (like the local bakery) for tips on the best beach to visit for the day.
    • After catching the ferry from Fremantle, stay the whole day on Rottnest Island. There is plenty to do and see, even for those who prefer to only spend a little time on the beach.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    • Rottnest Island
  • Hillarys Boat Harbour
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    Dayna J Says:

    Hillary's Boat Harbour is perfect for families. The beaches are sheltered to allow any young swimmer or snorkeler to enjoy the waters without being pushed around by the waves (at least not too much!).

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Don't forget to enjoy a casual dinner of fish and chips at this harbour!
    • Weekends at Hillary's Boat Harbour can be quite busy with families over the summer months. To avoid the crowds, try to visit during the week or earlier in the morning.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Hillarys
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Hillarys Boat Harbour market and buskers 12/11/2018
    • Family friendly 12/09/2018
    • Hillarys Boat Harbour
    Address:
    Southside Drive Via Hepburn Avenue
    22 Kms North of Perth City
    Hillarys, Joondalup, Western Australia 6025
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 8 9448 7544
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  • Yanchep Lagoon Beach
    Beaches
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    Dayna J Says:

    Located an hour's drive north of Perth is Yanchep Lagoon Beach. This popular holiday spot for Perth locals is perfect for families as well as individuals wanting to get their own private space on the beach. Surfing may also be an option here.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Caution should be taken, as there are strong currents and rips in the water.
    • When possible, always swim between the yellow and red flags where the waters are watched by lifeguards.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Yanchep
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nature’s beautiful marine pool! 11/06/2018
    • Absolute favourite beach 06/20/2018
    • Yanchep Lagoon Beach
    Address:
    3 Brazier Rd
    Yanchep, Wanneroo, Western Australia 6035
    Australia
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  • Mandurah
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    Dayna J Says:

    Mandurah is about a 45-minute drive south of Perth and is a place where you can relax, explore, and have adventures, but most importantly, have fun! People go to Mandurah to enjoy one of Perth's closest 4WD beaches (called Tim's Thicket), to venture out on jet skis or surfboards, or to wind down with family.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Make sure to drive to Mandurah so that you can explore all of the areas and beaches that are on offer in this location.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    • Mandurah
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