The past couple of weeks in Perth have given us some of the most beautiful autumn weather with days on end of mild sunshine, blue skies and barely-noticeable wind. I’ve just arrived home after living in Sydney for a while so I’ve had quite a lot of time free, in between job-hunting and settling back […]
When you see it on a map, Salmon Bay looks like a huge bite taken out of the southern half of Rottnest Island. This is a wild, windswept, treacherous bay – one of the most exposed and wavy on the island. But it’s also one of the most beautiful Rottnest beaches, as you’ll see from […]
If you like waves that are not too big, clean powdery-white sand, and crystal-clear water, then Port Beach in Perth is a wonderful beach for a swim. I remember when I was very small this is the beach my Mum liked to take me to because the water is quite shallow and the waves small […]
I recently received this question from a visitor named Jen in the comments on the Local’s Guide to the Beaches in Perth page, regarding how to get to Perth beaches by public transport – in particular the less crowded ones. Question HI, thanks for the good list of beaches. I’m going to visit Perth in […]
Here is my guide to enjoying Perth’s beaches like a local. Although written with travellers and people who’ve recently moved to Perth in mind, some of the info on this page could be helpful for some locals as well. Read on to discover: Perth’s popular and touristy beaches vs a few of the local favourites […]
This guide to the beaches of Perth, Australia follows the coastline north from Fremantle to Hillarys, stopping at every beach along the way.
Leighton Beach is one of Perth’s more peaceful, uncrowded beaches – perfect for swimming, long walks, wind surfing and playing with your dog. For this reason it is a favourite beach among people who live in Perth. Being close to Fremantle, it has that “port” feel to it which I happen to really like, but […]