Here in WA, we’re amazingly lucky to have such a vast coastline of pristine beaches available to us, and no coastline is more special than Perth’s Sunset Coast.

As we are well and truly into the Summer season, the Sunset Coast is the perfect place to visit, with so many things to see, and do to take advantage of the sunshine!

Read on to find our favourite picks for how to explore everything our Perth Beaches (and surrounds) have to offer this season!


Up for a little adventure this summer?

Head to Hillarys to experience Ultimate Watersports! You can partake in a range of fun watersport activities, including jet skiing (hire and tours), wakeboarding, kneeboarding, stand up paddle boarding, tubing, kayaking and more! You can even hire a Seadoo Fishpro jetski which are popular for fishing and exploring, and even have a go with a water jet pack! Ultimate Watersports cater to all abilities and offer lessons in a safe environment too.

Of course the ultimate watersport is surfing - so why not take a lesson with Scarborough Beach Surf School! You can opt for a single, 2.5 hour lesson, or if you’re really keen to learn you can pick the flexible 5 lesson course where you choose the days and times you’re available. With over 20 years of surf courses behind them, the instructors will have you up and riding the waves in no time.

If you’re up near Lancelin and want to try something different, head to Perth Quad and take one of their guided quad bike tours through the sand dunes! There’s a range of trails for all skills and age levels, and being automatic sport quad bikes (or buggies) you don’t need a license to drive one. Fun!  

Ultimate Watersports | Hillarys
Ultimate Watersports | Hillarys


One of the most popular attractions to visit is Yanchep National Park, which is actually one of WA’s oldest national parks. Take a 45 minute guided tour through Perth’s only tourist cave, learn about Noongar culture, take a swing on the nine-hole bush golf course, explore the 9 available walking trails and more!

Yanchep National Park also offers a Treetops Adventure - Perth's newest tree ropes and zipline experience. There’s over 80 aerial challenges and 15 ziplines covering different heights and experience levels - making it 2.5 hours of treetop fun!

If you’re looking for some retail therapy, why not check out Karrinyup Shopping Centre. Newly refurbished, it’s become Perth’s premier retail venue with 290 stores including Zara, Sephora, H&M and UNIQLO - not to mention plenty of food, entertainment and even a fresh market precinct. 

Yanchep National Park | Perth Beaches
Yanchep National Park | Perth Beaches

Food & Drink

Nothing says summer like a restaurant right on the beach, and that’s exactly what you’ll get at Odyssea City Beach. Odyssea’s modern-Australian menu is built around sustainability and seasonal ingredients from local producers. With an extensive wine list, amazing food and unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean from every table, it’s the perfect summer dining experience.

The Boat is another waterfront venue to check out. Located on the Mindarie Marina, you’ll be able to watch the boats cruise past while enjoying local seafood, classic pub meals, live music and a great atmosphere. The Boat’s beer garden is also the perfect place to try out some local and international beers, as well as a wide range of wines from WA vineyards.

For something a little spicier (or non-spicy if you prefer), then Chakra Restaurant is the place to be. A contemporary and family run Indian restaurant, Chakra focuses on yet unexplored iconic dishes from India, with a wide palette of flavours to experience (while catering to all spice levels and dietary requirements). Check it out this summer!

Odyssea City Beach | Perth Beaches
Odyssea City Beach | Perth Beaches


Sculpture By The Sea is back again this year! Head to North Cottesloe Beach from March 4 - 21 to see the annual exhibition of sculptures and installations on offer for a truly unique art experience. With ramps and stairs available, this event is accessible for all.

Speaking of the beach, the Scarborough Sunset Markets are in full swing again this summer. It’s everything you’d want on a balmy summer evening - beautiful sunsets, chilled vibes, live music, yummy eats and thirst-quenching bevvies, and plenty of crafts to explore. With over 100 food stalls and retailers attending, there’s plenty to see, eat, drink and enjoy! The Markets run every Thursday night 5 - 9pm until April.

Known as the award-winning beachside market for conscious folk and ocean lovers, the Summer X Salt Markets at Clarko Reserve are full of food and drink trucks, live music by emerging musicians, and plenty of good vibes and activities aimed at using creativity and wellness to connect the community.  

The fun doesn’t have to stop once the sun goes down of course. The Telethon Community Cinemas Joondalup makes great use of the night sky with a range of classic and new release movies being projected onto a huge outdoor screen! Head there early for a picnic and to nab a great spot (you can book a beanbag in advance) and enjoy wine, cheese, pizza, popcorn and other tasty movie snacks for when the picture starts.  

Sculpture By The Sea | Cottesloe
Sculpture By The Sea | Cottesloe


With so much to see and do, why not stay the night and make the most of your visit?

Seashells Scarborough is located right across from Scarborough Beach, making it the perfect place to stay if you’re keen to swim, surf, bike, jog, stroll, wine and dine. You’ll have a choice of 1, 2 or 3 bedroom fully self-contained apartments (most with ocean views), all of which include a kitchen, laundry, spacious lounge and dining area, and a private balcony or courtyard. There’s even a few outdoor swimming pools to take a dip into if the beach isn’t your thing.

The Marina Hotel is another stunning waterfront accommodation option located on The Marina Mindarie and perfectly situated among waterfront dining, live entertainment and family fun options. If you’re exploring this area, it’s definitely the place to stay.

If you’re travelling in (or with) a caravan, then Experience Lancelin Holiday Park is what you’re after. The caravan park is right on the beachfront and has a selection of powered and unpowered campsites to choose from, as well as facilities like fully equipped camp kitchens, BBQ areas, laundries - even WiFi and a recreation room! 

If you’re in the Yanchep area, then why not stop in for an overnight stay at The Yanchep Inn? At this heritage listed site, you can relax and enjoy excellent food (from a full cooked breakfast to a 3 course dinner) during your stay. There’s also a range of room options available to choose from depending on how many guests are staying or your budget requirements. 

Seashells Scarborough | Sunset Coast
Seashells Scarborough | Sunset Coast

Get out and explore Perth's Sunset Coast this summer - it’s chock full of things to see and do, places to stay, eat and drink, and so much more. If you’re looking for even more options around this area, check out our Perth Beaches page, or even our Sunset Coast breakdown. So what are you waiting for? Make the most of the Summer today with Destination Perth!