Explore Perth's Glorious Sunset Coast.

Fall in love the glorious coastline of metropolitan Perth, from Scarborough to Two Rocks, incorporating Hillarys Boat Harbour and Yanchep National Park.

Spectacular sunsets over the Indian Ocean give this region its evocative name. Stretching over 50 kilometres of pristine coastline, the region encompasses the Cities of Stirling, featuring popular Scarborough BeachJoondalup, where you'll find the family-friendly Hillarys Boat Harbour; and Wanneroo, home of Yanchep National Park.

Just a short drive from Perth City, the Sunset Coast's buzzing outdoor culture includes beach front esplanades and marinas with alfresco cafes and restaurants, extensive walking and cycling trails with stunning ocean views and plenty of adventure sports on offer. Further inland the Sunset Coast presents fascinating opportunities to experience Australian wildlife, nature and Aboriginal culture within an hour's drive from the CBD.

Top Things To Do on the Sunset Coast

  • Take a dip or catch a wave at one of the 19 sensational beaches.
  • Relax at a picturesque beachside café or restaurant along the coast.
  • Soak in the awesome beauty as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.
  • Dive or snorkel in the sparkling waters amongst a variety of fish and marine life.
  • Visit Hillarys Boat Harbour and The Marina, Mindarie for shopping, cafés and restaurants.
  • Discover WA's unique marine life at AQWA.
  • Visit Yanchep National Park for koalas, caves & indigenous culture.
  • Stay a night or two at an oceanside hotel or resort.

The Sunset Coast

Spectacular sunsets over the Indian Ocean give this region its evocative name. Stretching over 50 kilometres of pristine coastline, the region encompasses the Cities of Stirling, Joondalup, and Wanneroo.
Scarborough Beach, Perth Beaches

City of Stirling

Every year the City of Stirling celebrates it's unique culture, lifestyle and diversity with free and low-cost community events for everyone, including the Summerset Arts Festival, WAAPA in the Park, Kids Kerfuffle and many more. For current event information visit www.stirling.wa.gov.au.

Hillary Boat Harbour, Perth Beaches

City of Joondalup

You can enjoy music events and cultural celebrations all year round in the City of Joondalup with a full calendar of festivals, exhibitions, concerts, children's events, markets and more. For the latest events, check in to www.joondalup.wa.gov.au.

Yanchep National Park, Perth Beaches

City of Wanneroo

From live concerts to car racing, there's a variety of events within the City of Wanneroo that's sure to excite you. Enjoy spending time with the local community and visitors alike at one of the many events scheduled throughout the year. For more information visit www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au.

Visit the Sunset Coast

Discover what to see and do and where to stay along the Sunset Coast.
  • Witness the annual southern migration of the humpback whales on a scenic 2-hour whale watching cruise departing from your choice of tourism precinct -...
  • Scarborough Beach is a favourite destination of Perth locals to swim, surf, bike, jog, stroll, wine and dine. It’s not hard to see why they call this...
  • Western Safari is a team of experienced local travel agents based in Western Australia, who have ADS and ATAP qualifications. Western Safari is...
  • Karrinyup is Perth's premier shopping destination north of the river, home to Myer, David Jones, H&M, UNIQLO, MECCA, Nespresso and over 110 specialty...
  • Explore the Swan Coastal Plain, taking in the wonders of Perth's unique Flora and Fauna and learn about the Aboriginal Culture as you glide through...
  • Whatever the occasion, we can make it extra special! Add some grunt to your event, surprise someone special or just hit the highway to spoil yourself...
  • The City of Stirling is a vibrant hub of activity with many things to see and do. The City is renowned for its beautiful beaches, great surf and...
  • Joondalup has activities for all seasons. A laid-back 20 minute coastal drive from Perth will reward you with all the choices you need to fill a...

Explore the Perth Beaches

Lancelin Ocean Classic, Lancelin


Travel an hour and a half north of Perth City and you'll find the small beach side town of Lancelin where you can tackle the mighty sand dunes or try a number of watersports.

Moore River, Perth Beaches

Moore River and Gingin

The stretch of countryside Moore River to Gingin is an appealing place to explore. Start your explorations on the coast at Guilderton which boasts an idyllic coastal setting and is situated on the banks of the languid Moore River.

Yanchep National Park, Perth Beaches


Visit one of Australia's largest koala colonies and learn about ancient Aboriginal culture at Yanchep National Park within the City of Wanneroo. 

Hillary Boat Harbour, Perth Beaches


Hillarys, within the City of Joondalup, is home to Hillarys Boat Harbour where you'll find resort style shopping, an excellent selection of cafes, restaurants and attractions, and a ferry to Rottnest Island.

Surfing Scarborough Beach, Perth Beaches


Scarborough, within the City of Stirling, is a popular beach with locals and an ideal location to stay. It boats a fantastic swimming and surfing beach, entertainment and dining.

Surfing at Cottesloe Beach, Perth Beaches


With sloping grassy banks and huge Norfolk pines, Cottesloe is not only home to one of Perth's most famous beaches, but also has pubs, cafes, cool bars and restaurants with ocean views.

Summer in Perth

You don't have to wander far to find a spectacular canvas of urban adventure sitting side by side with nature. Perth's endless summer shines across our city's dazzling beaches, islands and waterways.