Explore the Perth Beaches from Cottesloe in the South to the Mindarie Marina in the north.

Starting at Cottesloe Beach, grab a coffee at seaside café before heading north along Marine Parade past early morning joggers and swimmers.

Travel along West Coast Highway to City Beach. Stop at Reabold Hill where you will get sweeping views of Perth city and the surrounding areas from the highest natural point along the coast. Continue north past famous Scarborough Beach - a great place to stop for morning tea by the beach.

Just past Scarborough, make sure you turn off West Coast Highway on to the West Coast Scenic Drive. This will take you past the protected bays and beaches of the Sunset Coast to Hillarys Boat Harbour. Along the way you'll find some stunning photo opportunities, particularly at Mettams Pool and Sorrento Beach.

Stop at Hillarys to visit AQWA to learn more about our underwater environment. Explore the network of boardwalks filled with shops and restaurants - this is a good spot to stop for lunch overlooking the harbour. In Summer, Hillarys Boat Harbour has safe swimming for families and the Great Escape offers fun activities for kids including waterslides, rides and mini golf.

Jump back in the car, and keep heading north following the tourist drive signs Mullaloo Beach towards Mindarie. The Marina, Mindarie is Australia's largest man made marina and is a great place to end your journey. Stroll the Mediterranean-style boardwalks that lead you to cafés and restaurants where you can enjoy a local brew at the microbrewery.

End your day with a picnic, or early dinner at the marina by the beach watching the sky transform with colour as the sun sinks slowly into the Indian Ocean. Return to the Perth City via Marmion Avenue and the Mitchell Freeway.

Perth Drive Trails, Swan Valley

Perth Self Drive Trials

There's nothing like taking a drive to explore a city and it's surrounds - you'll find so much to see along the way, and even somewhere to spend the night.

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Plan your trip to Perth's Beaches

Find the top accommodation, attractions, tours and things to do in the Perth Beaches region to help plan your trip.

Room with a view, Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough

Perth Beaches accommodation

You don't have to travel far from Perth City for a beachside escape. Take a relaxing break on the coast with a wide range of accommodation options.

Walk along Cottesloe Beach, Perth Beaches

Perth Beaches tours

If you don't have a car there are a range of companies that offer tours all along the Perth Beaches visiting all the best attractions.

AQWA, Perth Beaches

Perth Beaches attractions

Along the Perth Beaches you'll find so many amazing things to do - marine encounters, gorgeous beaches, adventure and family fun.

Indiana Cottesloe Beach, Perth Beaches

Perth Beaches food and drink

Indulge in a meal or drink with a view! There are plenty of places to eat great places to dine along Perth Beaches that offer stunning ocean views. 

Willie Creek Pearls Hillarys Boat Harbour, Perth Beaches

Perth Beaches shopping

Visit Hillarys Boat Harbour, The Marina Mindarie or Scarborough for fabulous local shopping.

Whatever your taste for adventure, there's a variety of things to do on the Sunset Coast 

The Sunset Coast Holiday Planner is your guide to experiencing this exciting region with recommendations on things to do and places to stay.

Spring in Perth

Perth comes alive with colour in Spring with stunning wildflowers, amazing wildlife encounters and a variety of events and festivals to keep you busy all season long... that's Perth in spring.