My Favourite Perth Beaches

By L.T.

Cottesloe main beach is one of the classic Perth beaches and it's always where my daughters head, going with their friends. Everyone loves Cottesloe with its grassy terraces for picnics, the groyne and the pointy bouy to swim out to. There is also the best footpath for walkers right above the beach for several kms along.

But my favourite beach in Perth at the moment is North Cottesloe - mainly as it's small and an easy walk from where-ever you park, and the surf boats often come in and out which is entertaining. Also, sitting on the Blue Duck verandah with a coffee overlooking the beach is one of my favourite places to be.

Trigg Beach is another one of my favourites because there can be some quite nice waves for a sort of low grade boogey boarder like me and some years there are some OK rides. The parking is so easy and old fashioned, with showers at the end of the tracks when you walk back to the car.

Scarborough - so much fun when there are waves you have to swim over the trench and face the big dumpers. Eek, lots of scary memories diving deep under the waves to avoid a horrible dumping. Mainly young people go there, but not good for small children at all. The long walk through the dunes and then across the sand, and the horrible car parks put me off now, ever since they altered the whole area there with the looming high rise hotel there.

City Beach is kind of nice too, though it can be nasty with huge beach dumpers, not good at all. What's good is the lovely wide white beach, and also people like picnicing on the grass.

I thought I hated dog beaches (stinky poo, dogs peeing on your towel, leaping up at you, baaahh.) But we recently went to North Leighton dog beach (no parking anywhere else that day!!!) and it was so beautiful. It is a lovely hard and flat beach, so it's perfect for walking. Everyone was walking along with their dogs, lots to see, dogs all well behaved and no dog poo left on the sand!! Now I have another new favourite beach :)

Archived Comments for "My Favourite Perth Beaches":

21st May, 2012

Good review of Perth beaches, thank you!
by: Western Australia Travellers' Guide

Hi LT, thanks for sharing your favourite beaches with us! I agree that North Cottesloe, Cott Main and Leighton are some of the best Perth Beaches, and Trigg Beach can be lots of fun in the bigger waves.

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