15 Beaches in Perth For A Beach Vacation In 2021
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Perth Beaches

Leighton Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach, Port Beach, City Beach, Rockingham Beach, Pinky Beach and many more.

Perth is unreasonably honored with remarkable seashores. The beaches in Perth are known for crystal clear blue waters with amazing views and white sand that appears to extend on for eternity. Perth is well known for its beach-perfect climate throughout the year and hence attracts many tourists as well as locals.

Apart from offering the most serene and picturesque view, Perth beaches are also known for the numerous watersports and activities like kayaking, snorkeling, boating, fishing, surfing, swimming, etc. The Perth beaches are perfect for both adventure seekers, looking for some thrill and excitement, and the nature-lovers, wanting to lay down under the sun and chill on the white sand. Also, the underwater world is filled with exotic and interesting flora and interesting fauna, which are not usually found anywhere.

Here is the list of best beaches in Perth:


Leighton Beach

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Based on the northern part of Fremantle, lies the beautiful Leighton Beach which has brilliant scenic views and is an ideal location to enjoy snorkeling and swimming. The waves of these beaches in Perth are quite low and that's why it provides an ideal location to be with kids and family and enjoy a fabulous day. Body surfing is another sport which can be tried here n the cool waters of the ocean. One can enjoy the sight of the locals swimming here daily and view extensiv0e marine life by snorkeling under the water.

The sight of sunset is one of the key attractions of this location especially with the backdrop of Rottnest Island. The best part of enjoying a day in Leighton beach is that it allows pet and it is an animal exercise ground. So for all those pet owners, this is an ideal place to enjoy some playtime with your loved ones. 

Cottesloe Beach

Pretty as a picture, the Cottesloe Beach is the perfect place to enjoy various water sports like surfing, snorkelling, and swimming in the crystal clear waters. It is a perfect relaxing space where one can enjoy long hours hearing the gushing waters and the scenic beauty beyond with family and friends over a refreshing drink and it is one of the best Perth beaches.

The place can be easily reached by taking a ride with the Transperth busses or take a train ride and then hop off to enjoy a 600 m walk to the lovely Cottesloe Beach. The white sandy beaches and the lovely beachside food is the best way to get entertained as well as spend quality time with the near and dear ones. A lazy afternoon with good is what is promised by the beachside. 

Scarborough Beach

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The long stretch of white sand and the impressive surf breaks makes it an ideal spot for the teen and surfers, swimmers, and even the body boarders. Windsurfing and kite surfing are also popular games being played here especially when the afternoon sea breeze flows.

The nightlife here is equally interesting with a lot of cafes and restaurants being based here and it is one of the best beaches in Perth. One can also pack a picnic and enjoy family time on the stretched grasslands located closeby.

Beach cricket is also played here especially in organized events in this location. There are also facilities to be accommodated in any of the nearby hotels so that people can stay here and enjoy a lovely summer holiday. Scarborough Beach is located on the northwestern side of Perth and takes about a decent 20 minutes drive from the city center to reach here. Regular buses are also available to reach the spot. 
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Port Beach

Relish the powdery sand, crystal sparkling water, and tiny water waves. Located in the north of Fremantle, Port Beach is close to the huge rock wall at the northern edge of Fremantle Port. As is the name of this, so to continue the feel of the port there is an empty area across the road that is full of fuel tanks, containers, and old mill and it is one of the best Perth beaches.

These containers are kept ready to be loaded onto ships and trucks. From the beach, you can easily see the red, black, and white cranes of the harbor.

The best time to visit here is during the summer season and if you want to get that picture-perfect condition with a cool breeze, you can go there between 10:30 am to 2 pm.

Highlights: The things and activities that attract tourists to the port beach are swimming, walking along the beachside, bike rides, and Restaurant Salt that serves delicious food.

City Beach

Being one of the favorite white sand beaches of Perth City Beach is exceptionally beautiful and clean. It is popular with surfers and families who can enjoy 3000 hours of sunshine. Located at a 20 minutes drive to the west of Perth city, it offers some of the extravagant homes with a captivating view of the Indian Ocean abd it is one of the amazing beaches in Perth.

It also provides a perfect place for a picnic as it has facilities like showers, playgrounds, and toilets. Also, a broad way to Floreat Beach makes an adorable seaside stroll for the visitors.

The beachside restaurant offers spectacular food and drinks for those who prefer to wait and savor the snacks served over here. If you plan to stay, Scarborough is the best option, which is only 3 minutes drive away from the beach. The best time to visit here is the month of August.

Highlights: sporting clubs, schools, and organizations conducting social events.

Rockingham Beach

Placed 50 minutes out of Perth City, Rockingham Beach is a popular tourist spot that has been declared as the cleanest beach in the state. In fact, it is the primary center of Western Australia. The cleanliness credit goes to the massive underground filter tanks that protect the ocean from water pollutants and harmful storm particles.

The rehabilitation works integrated by the state government in the dune system curb the heavy storm that takes place in the winter season. This beach represented Western Australia in the National Clean Beaches Awards held in March 2011 and it is one of the amazing beaches in Perth.

Talking about the facilities over here, there are schools, industries, shopping outlets, petrol stations, fast-food chains, cafes, shops, and much more. Although the place has mind-boggling population growth, tourists who love to enjoy a serene and clean environment can step into Rockingham Beach.

Highlights: kite surfing, windsurfing, boating.
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Pinky Beach

Located 18 kilometers off the coast of Western Australia, Pinky Beach stands near Fremantle and Perth, on Rottnest Island or ‘Rotto’, which is a premier Island Gateway with around 60 beautiful bays and beaches. Pinky Beach provides an alluring experience to the tourists who visit here and makes it a memorable trip for them and it is one of the famous beaches in Perth.

It is just below the Bathurst Point Lighthouse, which is only a short walk away from the Thompson Bay settlement. If you like, you can expand your trip by staying there overnight in a variety of accommodations available there or if you wish to return back you can catch the Rottnest Ferry back from Fremantle.

The best time to visit this beach is during the summer months and rest in the lap of lovely bays and beaches, relishing the soothing effect of the sparkling blue water.

You can enjoy at the Pinkies between 8pm and 11pm.

Little Parakeet Bay

Situated to the north side of Rottnest Island, the approximate distance of Little Parakeet Bay from Thompson Bay is three kilometers. All it takes is a short ferry ride from the city. The structure of the bay is covered with rocks all over. It is hidden behind the rocky outcrop and beyond it is a large sandy beach.

The water is clean and crystal clear. The jagged rocks perforated on its surface tend to exhibit a kind of dramatic backdrop. It is a safe as well as a protected place for those who love to swim, as the waters are well protected and shallow.

The best time to visit here is September to March as you can enjoy whale watching, wildflowers, and summer months.

Highlights: This place is ideal for swimming, surfing, and beach walk, cycling, tunnel tour, Oliver hill gun, Quokkas, little salmon bay, and much more.

The Basin

The most amazing natural swimming pool one could imagine is none other than The Basin. It looks similar to a manmade pool and is placed just two or three steps away from the beach across a shallow platform at the edge of a large hole. The water is refreshing as well as crystal-clear and it feels is different while swimming in this natural pool.

The soft white sand surrounds the refreshing ocean water and the gentle waves of water wash your feet, you feel as if in heaven. The right climatic conditions to visit over here are the summertime when there is a gentle breeze and low tide. It is the best swimming beach at Rottnest and therefore is considered to be an ideal place to swim and enjoy the calm waves of water.

Highlights: close to the beach, shallow water level, 3 meters deep, ideal for swimming, natural pool.
Bathers Beach is a small white sand beach that is situated in Fremantle, Perth. Despite being relatively small in size, it has a soothing and secluded vibe to it. A lot of locals frequently come here to enjoy their day at this place. Bathers Beach is also the first one to get a liquor licence among the Australian Beaches, so you can expect a festive scene on its shores.

Many chic restaurants, cafes and bars line up where you can enjoy eating and sipping on some of the delicious snacks and drinks. Bathers Beach is 300m long and faces the west side of the harbour resulting in very large waves. The average size of the waves at the beach is around 1m which is loved by the surfers.

There is also a rock structure present in the middle of the beach which almost divides the beach into two parts and one of them is the city of Fremantle. The locals also refer to this beach as the Whalers Beach because, in the 1800s, whaling was one of the biggest activities that were done at the premises.

It was one of the earliest industries in the area that was established on the arrival of the British settlers in the region. This activity attracted huge interests of archaeologists around the area of the beach.
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Hillary's Boat Harbour

Hillary's Boat Harbour is one of the best recreational places to visit in Perth. The harbor was opened in 1988 and since then it has been providing a matchless experience to both the tourists and locals alike. A perfect getaway for families, the Harbour has some of the best attractions to spend a day full of adventure.

Highlights: The Hillary’s Boat Harbour is home to the famous AQWA – the largest aquarium in Australia – which takes you to the incredible journey of discovering the varied marine life of Western Australia’s coastal areas. Other major attractions are The Great Escape – a leisure park and Sorrento Quay Boardwalk – a retail hub for shopping enthusiasts. You can also visit the Rottenest Island from the Harbour.

Location: Hillary’s Boat Harbour is located in the north of Perth, in Hillary, a coastal suburb of the city. It is 25 minutes drive away from Perth CBD. 

South Beach

South Beach in Perth is an ideal picnic spot among families. The waves here are usually small, making it a safe place for both kids and people who are not confident enough about their swimming skills. This beach is surrounded by a playground which includes a basketball court. This gorgeous beach also has a number of food joints for you to enjoy the whole day without worrying about your tummy.

Highlights: The South Beach offers multiple water sports like Canoeing/Kayaking, Cycling, Snorkelling, Swimming, and Surfing.
You can enjoy the traditional Aussie barbeque.
The beach is safe for swimming for even kids.
It also provides wheelchairs for physically disabled people.

Best Time:
 September to November is the best time to visit this beach
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Swanbourne Beach

Often referred to as the best Perth beach, Swanbourne Beach is a common tourist spot among gay travelers, and it also has a nudist section. Known for its soft white sand and clear blue waters, this beach is the most secluded and is surrounded by sand dunes. So, if you are looking for a less crowded option, this can be a perfect spot. Also, Swanbourne Beach is quite popular among surfers, so do not forget to get your surfing boards.

Highlights: This is a nudist beach.
An ideal destination for introverts as it's less crowded.
The beach is surrounded by sand dunes, which add up to its beauty.
It is a popular spot among surfers too.

Best Time: The best time to visit the beach is during springs.

Trigg Beach

Another popular beach in Perth among the surfers and snorkelers, Trigg Beach is a perfect place for those looking for enough space to lay down lazily, enjoying the serene beauty of nature. Surrounded by thick green patches towards the north, this is a gorgeous beach where you can walk along the shore and listen to the water rippling.

 It has a canteen known as the Trigg Island Canteen where you can enjoy some tasty snacks.
Beach has a rich marine life that can be witnessed through snorkeling
The beach has ramps for wheelchairs and prams.
There is a dog-friendly park too, at the beach.

Best Time:
The best time to visit the beach is during winters in the month of June.

Mettams Pool

This beach is known for its rich marine life, including various fishes and mollusks, which gives an offbeat experience for the snorkelers and people who like fishing. Said to be surrounded by sharp limestone reefs, Mettams Pool is an ideal picnic spot among families and kids. This beach is a perfect place for exploring marine life, immersing in the scenic beauty of white sand and limestone reefs, and spending some quality time with family and friends.

The beach has rich marine life.
The beach is surrounded by reefs which add up to the beauty of the beach.
The waves are safe here for swimming, snorkeling, fishing, etc.
The beach is surrounded by espresso joints.

Best Time:
The best time to visit the beach is during summers.
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  1. Which are the romantic beaches in Perth to visit?

    1. City Beach: If you're looking for a weekend getaway with your partner, City beach is the best place in Perth. This beach offers a mesmerizing view of the setting sun. It is surrounded by a number of cafes and restaurants.

    2. Port Beach:
     If you're on a honeymoon to Perth and looking for some adventure, try swimming or stand-up paddleboarders (SUPers). You can also trek around the beach and feel the breeze hitting all over your face and body.

    3. Bathers Beach:
    If you want to spend time in isolation while admiring the beauty of nature along with your partner, Bathers Beach is the most secluded place in the city. The best part of the beach is it lets you enjoy early morning swimming in the ocean.
  2. What are the best beaches in Perth for water sports?

    1. Leighton Beach: Leighton Beach is a famous spot for swimming, kitesurfing and the northern side is pet-friendly. Close by is a grassed territory with electric grills, outdoor tables, bistros, and eateries.

    2. Port Beach: Port Beach is one of Perth's most visited and cherished seashores with turquoise waters and splendid white sands. Swim, snorkel, surf, or simply unwind and take in the view to Rottnest Island.

    3. Yanchep Lagoon: Yanchep Lagoon has quiet, shallow waters and low waves, perfect for the kids. It's also well known for first-time swimming and fishing. There is a jungle gym and a pleasant bistro for enjoying to the fullest.
  3. Which is the famous beach in Perth?

    Scarborough is the famous Perth beach among youth and adventure lovers. The center of attraction here is the Geothermal pool, which heats the water automatically. The beach also has a fitness center and amphitheater.
  4. Which is the most beautiful beach in Perth?

    Cottesloe Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Perth as it's covered with soft white sands and crystal clear waters. The best time to visit the beach is during the morning when the sky looks like a beautifully painted picture.
  5. Is it safe to swim on Perth beaches?

    Yes, it is safe to swim on Perth beaches as the waves here are smaller and calm. Most of the beaches in Perth are controlled by surf lifesavers to avoid any mishappenings.