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Scarborogh Beach, Perth Australia

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Scarborogh Beach, Perth Australia

We (2 adults in 50's) are going to Perth for 4 weeks in December.

Staying in city for fist 2 weeks but then fancied going on to a hotel or self catering in Scarbourgh Beach for some chill time.

Can anyone tell me what the area is like and any info on accommodation if you have some

Cheers folks and many thanks

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1. Re: Scarborogh Beach, Perth Australia

the area is lovely.. quite close to the city

this website might help


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2. Re: Scarborogh Beach, Perth Australia

Hi! Have you thought of hiring a car and going a bit further afield-for example, going to Margaret River (where you can really chill out)-there's wineries, a brewery with a restaurant, chocolate factory, caves, great beaches etc-just a thought!

You might also like to try Hillarys Boat Harbour, Sorrento Quay as an alternative to Scarborough. Have a look at their web site- Accommodation is


and Sorrento Quay is sorrentoquayboardwalk.com/where-to-find-us.h…

It's literally on the beach with specialty shops and lots of great restaurants as well as safe beaches. There's also AQWA which is an aquarium right at the same spot. You can catch the ferry there for a day trip to Rottnest too. I suggest Sorrento Quay because it's a little more family orientated as opposed to Scarborough which is more teenage orientated. It's just a really nice place to go and choose different restaurants, have a drink and watch the sun go down.

Please let me know what you decide and if you have any more questions-also be sure to bring a jumper because December can have cooler nights these days especially by the beach. Hope you have a wonderful time here!

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3. Re: Scarborogh Beach, Perth Australia

Scarborough Beach has been our home away from home for a couples of times and we're not teenagers, more your age (even older actually). Weekends will be busy here because beaches are great and young folks are doing things we can't do anymore. I mean kitesurfing of course, what else???-lol-

A great place to stay for SC accomodation is at the Seashells Apartments. Not the cheapest option and you nead a reservation long before arrival. Also some excellent restaurants here.

I second Tkd. A visit south of Perth is highly recommended and I think 1 week Perth/Fremantle and 1 week south of Perth is adviceable imo. For your other 2 weeks, maybe visit Cervantes, Geraldton, Kalbarri, Shark Bay and Coral Bay. Awesome!!


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4. Re: Scarborogh Beach, Perth Australia

I'm with 'tkd' above. Scarborough is a bit subjective. It depends which property you choose. The beach itself is quite exposed and for the most part, rough (ok if you like to seriously bodysurf or just like to lay on the beach). I would take the Hillarys Resort recommendation seriously.

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5. Re: Scarborogh Beach, Perth Australia

Many thanks to everyone who who took the time to reply, all info

greatly appreciatted.

Ta folks

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