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18 Dec 2015

Top 5 Beaches in Perth

Western Australia is renowned for being home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and Perth is no exception to this. Whether you’re looking for a beach to visit with the family or a stretch of sand to let off some steam after work, our guide to the best beaches in Perth is sure to give you some inspiration on your next day off!

Trigg Beach

If you’re the active type, Trigg Beach has plenty to offer. Whether your pursuit of choice is body-boarding, surfing or swimming, you are sure to get a lot of exercise at Trigg Beach and have a great time doing it! Trigg Beach is also renowned for its snorkelling area, Mettams Pool, which lies to the north of the main part of the beach. The calm waters allow you to have a leisurely time exploring the local aquatic life at your own pace and the area is very popular with families and the elderly as a result.

Port Beach

Anyone seeking a family-friendly beach to take the kids on a day out should definitely have Port Beach high up on their list of considerations. Located in Fremantle, Port Beach’s pure white sands and alluring turquoise waters are enough to take anyone’s breath away. Perfect for strolling on the sand or taking a dip to cool off, Port Beach has a fun and family-orientated atmosphere. What’s more, there are plenty of nearby amenities including cafes and restaurants for when you want to grab a bite to eat.

Cottesloe Beach

It isn’t difficult to see why Cottesloe Beach is one of Perth’s most popular beach destinations. This versatile beach has something to cater to everyone and is also known for its great selection of nearby cafes and restaurants, perfect whether you’re after a post-surf snack or taking the family out for lunch. Snorkelling, swimming, surfing and body-boarding all take place at Cottesloe Beach regularly, or perhaps you just want to relax and soak up the atmosphere as you watch the sun descend into the Indian Ocean?

Scarborough Beach

Surf enthusiasts flock to Scarborough Beach in droves to hit up the legendary surf breaks on offer. As well as surfing, Scarborough Beach also offers plenty of other water-sports activities to keep you entertained from canoeing and kayaking to sailing and jet boating. This iconic Perth beach is renowned for having something of a hedonistic atmosphere with thrill-seekers surfing by day and getting involved in the lively local nightlife and club scene after the sun sets.

Floreat Beach

Looking to get away from it all? If you’re seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of modern city life, Floreat Beach is for you. Secluded and quiet, this gorgeous beach is great for relaxing with a good book as you let the sound of the waves lull you into a state of deep tranquillity. The local kiosk provides delicious refreshments to energise you should you decide to partake in a spot of beach volleyball, a gentle stroll, or a rejuvenating swim.


Sheila Woods

Posted by: Sheila Woods

A very experienced migration agent, Sheila has always been fascinated by this field. Her university degree thesis was on Australia’s post-war immigration history (and it earned her first-class honours).


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