Our favourite Perth beaches and where to find them

Best Perth beaches


Life really is a beach when you live in Perth. It’s a rare day that I don’t feel the sand beneath my feet and even now, I’m still in awe of the huge diversity of Perth’s beaches.

Luckily for me, Miss Six seems to have inherited my salty feet and together we’ve done a lot of beaching over the summer.  This is our love note to the beautiful stretch of coastline that we call home  and a round-up of the best Perth beaches.

Waterman’s Beach


The coastline from Trigg to Sorrento beach is one of my favourite strips of coast in the world. No easy feat I know, but there are myriad little sandy coves and bays tucked beneath the limestone cliffs waiting to be explored.

The crystal clear waters, reefs and islands of the Marmion Marine Park also makes this one of the best snorkelling spots in Perth. There are endless possibilities for a swim in the sheltered lagoons along this strip, but our favourite is Watermans beach. Honourable mention goes to Mettams Pool down the road.


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Summer in Perth looks a lot like this – right Adi?

Trigg Beach



No big city feeling here.

On the south side of these rocks you have Trigg Beach, one of Perth’s best-surfing beach. North of the limestone rocks, you have this slice of paradise that will make you feel like you’re miles away from the city. If you’re with a furry friend, there’s an equally spectacular dog beach at the next bay.

South Beach

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Our home away from home

One of the nicest beaches in Perth is South Beach. South Beach in Fremantle is the perfect spot for a dip in the sea and soaking up a slice of Fremantle at the same time. We love swimming to the pontoon and drying off on the green shady grass at the adjacent park.

Woodman Point

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The wooden jetty at Woodman Point gives this nook in Perth’s south an extra appeal. Loved by kids, fishermen and the resident Pelicans, this is a lovely spot to linger for the whole day.

Mullaloo Beach – and Pinnaroo Point

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The sandy stretch of beach from Mullaloo to Pinnaroo Point is the beach of my childhood and thanks to kitesurfing I still go there whenever the wind blows.

On a calm, windless day this stretch of coastline is perfect for a morning swim and the calm clear waters make it family friendly. In the afternoon when the seabreeze starts to blow Perth beaches transform into ideal kitesurfing spots.

Cottesloe Beach

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No list of Perth beaches would be complete without a mention of Perth’s most iconic beach – Cottesloe.

Swimming out to the pylon and eating fish and chips under the Norfolk Pines will always be one of Perth’s quintessential things to do.

City Beach

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We love City Beach at twilight and reckon it’s one of the best spots for a late afternoon dip in the sea, followed by a sunset picnic on the grass. It’s also a testament to why Perth beaches are legendary for their sunsets.

Scarborough Beach


Many of my teenage years were spent soaking up the sun at Scarborough Beach and a look at the surf shops on the way home. I still love the beach for the waves and the changing moods of the sea. Junior loves the skatepark and playgrounds on the newly development beachfront esplande – win win.

Before you go:

Don’t forget to be sun smart when you’re out at the beach. Take a hat and most importantly put on sun cream before you go out in the sun. It takes up to twenty minutes for sun cream to be effective but only 10 minutes to get sun damage.

Equally important, be beach smart – check out this great blog post on how to be safe at the beach.

Is your favourite beach on this list? Let me know in the comments below.

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  1. Reni says:

    How can anyone not love the Perth beaches. We just thought about our favorite… but we can’t decide. They all have something very special. But Scarborough Beach is definitely one we loved a lot and hope to revisit 🙂

    Lovely greets from Korea,

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