Life’s a Beach: Perth’s Top 5 Shorelines

accommodationWhen you’re in Perth, you don’t have to travel miles to find paradise – you’re already there. Apart from basking in the amazing culture and naturally impressive sceneries, one of the best things to do in Perth is to enjoy the beach. Perth’s beaches are clean, well-maintained, and just beautiful. Yes, Perth’s shorelines are the whole package.

Here are five of the top beaches you can find around Perth.

City Beach

At just 8 kilometres west of Perth, you can already spot the City Beach. This is the perfect place for all ages. The waters are clean and quiet, perfect for an afternoon of body-boarding or fishing. There are regular Frisbee players on Sunday mornings too. Plus, if ever you get hungry, you can always visit the famous Clancy’s Fish Pub for some quality food and booze.

Cottesloe Beach

Cottesloe is perhaps the most popular beach in the area, and for good reason. The coastline is clean and clear, making it an ideal location to surf, snorkel, and swim. You’ll often find the place full of boogie boarders, families, and runners, not to mention that volleyball games are quite common.

There are lots of restaurants, pubs, and ice cream parlours where you can enjoy a good snack or drink. Plus, it’s easy to find accommodation in Cottesloe. One of the premier destinations here is Cottesloe Beach House Stays, where everything is first-rate yet the rates remain reasonable.

Leighton Beach

Go southwest of Perth and you’ll find the fine Leighton Beach. When you want turquoise waters and fine, white sand, this is your beach destination right here. There are kite surfers to watch and you can enjoy a quick swim in the clear waters. When you feel thirsty, pay Beach Bar or Salt on the Beach a visit.

Swanbourne Beach

For the enthusiast of nudist beaches, Swanbourne Beach is the place to go. This is where you can have that even tan, as clothing is optional. Plus, you wouldn’t have to worry about crowds, as there are definitely fewer tourists hanging around here. It’s the perfect beach for those who want some quiet, sun, and… well, interesting views.

Scarborough Beach

Teens and young adults are the main fans of Scarborough beach, thanks to the shops, waves, and ambiance of the area. With lines of ice cream joints, restaurants, cafes, and shops, you can easily find your favourite spot on this beach. There’s also the Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre, which has a full calendar of events – from volleyball tournaments like the annual Slam in January to concerts – to keep you entertained.

Whether you want a quick getaway from the city or you want to take the family for a swim, Perth has the right beach for you. Enjoy paradise, enjoy Perth!

About the Author

As a New York-based psychologist. Thelma Scott has conducted several seminars tackling adult autism.