Perth’s 5 Best Beaches North of the River

It’s no secret that Perth is home to some of the best beaches in the world. In fact, Western Australia’s capital city features 19 stunning beaches that are perfect for spending a day in the sun and water.

Divided by the Swan River, the north vs south rivalry is alive and well in Perth, and nothing quite divides the locals like which side has the best beaches.

If you’re keen on a day of beach hopping, you can’t do much better than the Perth Coastal Explorer.

Check out our list of Perth’s best beaches north of the Swan River.


1. Scarborough Beach

joondalup-resort-perths-best-beaches-north-of-the-river-scarborough-01For stunning views, crystal clear water and white sand as far as the eye can see, you can’t go past Scarborough Beach.

Scarborough Beach is perfect for a day of sun-filled fun and is home to world-class restaurants, bars, shopping, cafés, and hotels.


(Source: City of Stirling)

2. Hillarys Boat Harbour

joondalup-resort-perths-best-beaches-north-of-the-river-hillarys-01Calm water, world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment galore… what more could you ask for?

For a day at the beach that the whole family can enjoy, Hillarys Boat Harbour is an absolute must-do when visiting Perth, Western Australia.

If you’re up for some adventure, why not jump on the ferry to Rottnest Island?


(Source: City of Joondalup)

3. Trigg Beach

joondalup-resort-perths-best-beaches-north-of-the-river-trigg-01Trigg Beach is perfect for anyone looking to grab a surfboard and catch a few waves. Remember that the water can get a little rough at Trigg, so this probably isn’t the best choice for anyone with young children.


(Source: Life Saving Western Australia)

4. Rottnest Island

joondalup-resort-perths-best-beaches-north-of-the-river-rottnest-01What’s better than one beach?

If you’re looking for a stunning beach to catch some rays, why not head over to an island with more than 60 beaches and 20 bays? Just 19 kilometres off the coast of Western Australia, Rottnest Island is a little slice of paradise loved by locals and tourists alike.

Whether it’s cycling, snorkeling, or even a round of golf, there are more than a few reasons why Rottnest is visited by more than 780,000 people every year.

Oh, and did we mention Rottnest is home to quokkas?

(Source: Rottnest Express)

5. City Beach

joondalup-resort-perths-best-beaches-north-of-the-river-city-beach-01An excellent spot for a picnic, City Beach is a perfect choice for a beach day capped off with a stunning sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Featuring a play space for the kids, a surf life-saving club, beach volleyball courts and more, there’s something for everyone at City beach.

If you get hungry later in the day, there are more than a few fantastic restaurants from which to grab a bite to eat.


(Source: Life Saving Western Australia)


After all that fun in the sun, you’ll need somewhere to rest your head. Book your stay at Joondalup Resort today!


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