10 Beaches in Perth | Discover the Beauty of Perth's Coastline
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Perth Beaches

1. Cottesloe
2. City Beach
3. Coogee Beach
4. Scarborough Beach
5. Mettams Pool
6. Parakeet Bay
7. Port Beach
8. Peasholm-Floreat
9. Leighton Beach
10. South Beach

The beaches in Perth are a paradise for water lovers with excellent connectivity, year-round sunny weather, a wealth of breathtaking coastlines, and some great postcard worthy locations for you to capture and get mesmerised with.
An 80-kilometre stretch of pristine coastline with dazzling white sand and clear blue waters spreads out from either side of the city. Drive through the coastline and stop at the one of the Perth beaches of your choice, whether in the northern region or the southern. The Indian Ocean offers excellent conditions for a variety of watersports, including swimming, fishing, surfing, and kiteboarding. There are also many underwater adventures to try, including snorkelling and deep sea diving.

There are also a lot of beaches just for horses and dogs! The coastline is lined with outdoor cafes and restaurants that provide a great atmosphere to go with the stunning ocean views and a tonne of nearby family-friendly attractions, activities, and seaside shopping opportunities.

Here is the list of beaches in Perth :

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Cottesloe Beach is undoubtedly one of the many picture-perfect beaches in Perth. It fascinates without even bothering with its fluffy fine white sand and gorgeous turquoise water. Cottesloe, which is 20 minutes from the city centre, is at its prettiest early in the day before the winds start to blow around 10:30 am.

There are a variety of cafeterias and bars along Marine Parade following the cost. The Cottesloe Beach Hotel's breezy atmosphere and cheery white décor will win you over so it’s a must visit if you are in the area. 

Best For:
Each and everyone

City Beach

City Beach, another city-lined coastline, is a renowned beach in Perth because of its ideal position and the beautiful white sand along with the many facilities available on the beach side. The beach also attracts a lot of visitors for the variety of activities that it offers ranging from surfing, swimming to fishing and several beach games.

It's a favourite location for picnics at dusk since there are so many grassy spaces that are shaded. The beach has also got a great boardwalk, a sizable new surf lifesaving club, and a tonne of nearby eateries such as Odyssey, Hamptons, Rise and many more for some delicious food. 

Best For:
Sunset view

Coogee Beach

The white sands of Coogee Beach in Cockburn are waiting for you if you travel a little further south. A 35 minutes drive from Perth main centre this beach is mostly visited by tourists for jetty jumps and picnics.

Set among the Gothic backdrop of an abandoned power station, this 3.7 kilometre Perth Beache is a deserving stop on any beach-hopping itinerary because of the mesmerising white sandy shores. A large grassy area is available for picnics, and as mentioned is a jetty for fishing and jumping respectively.

Best For:
Jetty jumps

Scarborough Beach

Scarborough Beach, one of the most famous Perth Beaches, is a renowned ocean haven surrounded by an elevated urban landscape. Scarborough is about a 20 minute drive away from Perth and the beach is surrounded by a variety of restaurants serving lip-smacking food, coffee shops, stores selling surfing gear, and others making it a popular vacation spot for people.

The beachfront features walking promenades, kid-friendly playgrounds, art installations, a basketball court, a sizable grassy area perfect for picnics, and a lot more fascinating places to do certain activities. Scarborough is graced with a sea that is incredibly pure and blue, white beach, and sunshine that extends for miles.

Best For: Watching People

Mettams Pool

Mettams Pool is the most-popular beach in Perth's northern region with moderate access to green sea grasses, fish with beautiful patterns, starfish, and octopuses to amaze the visitors.

With a splendid coastline and its calm conditions all year round, the MettamsPool is a great place for kids and adults alike. Lay down on the finely powdered sand after a swim to embrace the pleasantness like a local. The place also provides visitors with the opportunity to snorkel in the 1.5 metre deep reef due to the great amount of marine life present there.

Best For: Snorkelling and swimming

Parakeet Bay(RottnestIsland)

It's the kind of beach that most people only ever dream of going to, a stunning sandy-bottomed cove of turquoise sea surrounded by steep dunes of glaringly white sand. Parakeet Bay is about 3 kilometres from Thomson Bay on the northern side of Rottnest Island. The bay is renowned as a nice, safe spot for swimmers as its waters are shallow and well-protected, making it ideal for swimming. On certain occasions you might even witness a friendly stingray as you drift underneath the waves.

It is a huge sandy beach along with calm, crystal-clear seas located beyond the clifftop, which conceals the rest of the bay. A dramatic backdrop is created by the bay's plethora of angular rock formations which makes it popular Perth beaches amongst the tourists.

Best For: Airy experience

Port Beach

The Port Beach in Perth is best known for its lovely sand dunes, breathtaking vistas of the Indian Ocean, and gentle surf. Port Beach is one of a kind beaches in Perth with a natural beauty of its own and with a beautiful view of Rottnest Island. People mostly visit this beach for a relaxing swim or surf or for flying kites or simply to enjoy the cold breeze.

Besides that, Port Beach is home to a vibrant selection of eateries and bars, each of which offers a meal with an outstanding view.

Best For: Sand Dunes and turquoise water


Peasholm Dog Beach, also known as the Floreat Dog Beach, is tucked amidst the well-liked Scarborough and Floreat beaches. This is one of the popular beaches in Perth amongst dog parents as the beach is open for pets to play on the sand or take a dip in the blue ocean. People prefer to visit the beach early in the morning when they take their pets out for a walk while also enjoying swimming with them since the tides are low.

The beach is also the closest to Perth but the vast coastline won’t make you feel like you are near the bustling city area. Along West Coast Highway, there are convenient dog-washing stations as well as a shower facility for dog owners and lots of parking spaces.

Best For: Dog Parents

Leighton Beach

Every beach has its own distinct character, and Leighton Beach's is more Caribbean than Australian. This famous Perth beach has the appearance of something you may have seen in a movie, with a 1.5 kilometre long panoramic strip of white sand that continues into shallow waters.

Folks who want to experience a normal sunny beach day frequently visit the beach. A large number of locals may be found to have established a campsite on the beach in order to take advantage of the sea and the sun.

Best For: Camping

South Beach

South Beach is one of Perth beaches famous for stand up paddling. This calm bay is also excellent for children and beginner swimmers. Marine life is abundant on the outer reef on this beach which is a well-liked location for snorkelling.

There are many complimentary BBQs, picnic tables, and wooden gazebos available for the visitors to have a little picnic with friends and family. The conveniently located South Beach Café is near to a sizable playground for children where you can peacefully enjoy a nice cup of coffee while your kids can have a ball on the swings. The well-known Fremantle coffee strip, with its various food and drink options, is only a short stroll away.

Best For: Children and beginner swimmers

People Also Ask About Perth

  1. Which are the best things to do in Perth?

    • Begin with swimming or catching the stunning view of the Indian Ocean at one of the many breathtaking beaches.
    • Sit back and unwind at a charming coastal café or eatery along the shore. 
    • As the sun sets over the Indian Ocean, take in the breathtaking scenery. 
    • Dive or snorkel among a variety of fish and other marine life in the clear waters
    • Explore the diverse aquatic life of Western Australia. 
    • Spend one or two nights in a riverfront or oceanfront hotel.
  2. Why is Perth so famous?

    Perth is quite famous for being the hub of beaches and the number of water sports which it offers to the visitors ranging from snorkelling, kayaking, surfboarding and many more. It has more sunshine hours than any other Australian capital city which allows beach lovers to have pleasant coastal vacation.  Hollywood celebrities like Isla Fisher and other well-known figures were born in Perth. Apart from that there are some very old historical monuments to explore and have a wholesome vacation.
  3. How to reach Perth?

    1.By Air: you can easily reach Perth from overseas, around Australia and many different locations within the state. The city of Perth has 2 public airports, Jandakot and Perth Airport which are very well connected domestically and internationally.

    2.By Train:
    Perth is very well connected with the nearby cities by train, with the most famous linkage being the Indian Pacific, operated by Great Southern Rail. Perth Railway Station is the largest railway station of the Transperth network.
  4. What are the most popular water activities to experience in Perth?

    1.Snorkelling: Amazing coral, fish, rays, and turtles are easily found not far below the surface. With shipwrecks and bays to discover, snorkelling in Perth is both thrilling and stunning.

    2.Scuba Diving:
    Australia is known for possessing some of the best scuba diving opportunities in the whole world with some of the best spots such as Rottnest Island Dive Sites, Marmion Marine Park and several more. Reefs, jetties, and beaches may be found all around Perth and offering corals and fur seals in the tranquil blue sea.

    Australians love to surf the waves since their country has more than 10,000 beaches. Surf courses are widely available in Perth, and anyone may enjoy the great surf culture, from beginners to specialists.
  5. Which are the best places to visit in Perth?

    1.Kings Park and Botanic Gardens: Known for its beautiful city park and botanic garden, it is also bordered by military memorials. This vast garden is home to innumerable species of Australian birds and plants and many other intriguing attractions in the city.

    2.The Perth Mint:
    The Perth Mint, which is a division of the British Royal Mint and the world's oldest gold mint, was established in 1899. The largest collection of gold bars in existence is visible as one passes through the iron gates.
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