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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.

Splashes, smiles, sandcastles and cheeky suntan lines, the Sunset Coast delivers a summerlong carnival and everyone's invited. Spectacular sunsets over the Indian Ocean give this region its evocative name.

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.

The scent of sunscreen drifts on the breeze, bright towels and sunshades dot the sand. Surfers wait for the perfect wave, while lifeguards keep watch. Frisbee's fly, children squeal, waves crash, seagulls squawk, this is the soundtrack of summer. Hang out with friends on balmy nights, drink at pop-up bars, enjoy festival fun.

Dine alfresco at quays and marinas or live like a local and eat fish and chips on the beach. Get up close and personal with WA's unique marine life at AQWA, WA’s state aquarium, or wander inland to spot native frogs, kangaroos and birdlife as you follow the path of Aboriginal ancestry from Yellagonga and Lake Joondalup to Yanchep.

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.

Click here to download a map of the Sunset Coast. Copies of this Hello Perth map can be collected at Perth Airport stands at T1 and T3, the East Perth Rail Terminal, all Visitor Centres in the metropolitan area, all Hello Perth stands, plus from over 150 locations such as attractions, hotels and car hire companies.

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.

  • Come down and experience the best surf school on Perth's coastline. A friendly, experienced and energetic team of surfing instructors will guide you...
  • Acclaim Kingsway Tourist and Caravan Park is conveniently located for enjoying Perth City, beaches, Hillary’s Boat Harbour and other tourist...
  • Karrinyup is Perth's premier retail venue and home to 290 stores including Zara, Sephora, H&M and UNIQLO. The centre is nestled in the suburb of...
  • 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...
  • Nautica Residences by Seashells specialise in short stay accommodation including beachside locations, executive residences, resort apartments and...
  • Opened in 1981, the Wanneroo Botanic Gardens and Mini Golf is just 30 minutes from the Perth CBD. Enjoy a meal at the onsite restaurant Leapfrogs or...
  • The anchor of The Marina Mindarie, welcome to The Boat. A pub right on the waters edge. Famous for their relaxed atmosphere, menu featuring local...
  • The Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough's signature restaurant, Straits Cafe, offers modern Australian cuisine with brilliant ocean views of Perth's...

Explore the Perth Beaches

The Sunset Coast is home to some of Perth’s best beaches. Relax on the sand or enjoy a dip in the crisp Indian Ocean.

Lancelin Ocean Classic, Lancelin

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

Yanchep

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

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

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

Cottesloe

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.

Winter in Perth

Winter in Perth means clear skies, cooler days, and plenty of things to see and do, both indoors and outdoors.