If one aspect of WA were to characterise life in the West, surely it’s our beaches – those magical places where the Indian Ocean meets the land. Perth has clean, unspoilt white beaches and blue water, contrasting the native bushland landscape just a short drive from the coast.
The Sunset Coast encompasses a strip of Indian Ocean coastline which stretches north from Fremantle all the way up to Yanchep, 45 minutes’ drive from Perth. It is this proximity to the city that has helped make the Sunset Coast such a popular spot, as well as the memorable sunsets, busy beach-side cafes and safe swimming beaches, all within just a few kilometres of Perth and Fremantle.
The Sunset Coast is best known for being home to some of our most beautiful beaches, the clear blue waters and beachside cafes and restaurants make them irresistible gathering points during the summer months. Whether you’re after calm waters for little bathers or waves for surfing, there’s a beach on the Sunset Coast to suit.
Cottesloe Beach is iconic, the most popular of beaches in Perth. But visitors can also find great shopping in the area, at Hillarys Boat Harbour, 30 minutes north of Perth. The Harbour is home to AQWA, the Aquarium of WA, but there’s also great shopping and dining, right out over the water at Sorrento Quay. If you like the water, the Sunset Coast has everything you’ve come to Perth for.
AQWA – THE AQUARIUM OF WA
COTTESLOE BEACH HOTEL
Whether it’s sharing a cold beer with friends, enjoying a delicious meal overlooking the ocean,
Featuring the spectacular Lower Deck Bar, the intimate Reid’s Lounge and vibrant Ishka Restaurant upstairs –
CITY OF STIRLING
CITY OF JOONDALUP
Each summer the City of Joondalup conduct a variety of free events, including concerts and the Joondalup Little Feet Festival in December
CITY OF WANNEROO
Wanneroo is home to Yanchep National Park, Wanneroo Raceway and Mindarie Marina. There are interesting walk trails, unspoilt beaches and a Summer program of concerts and cultural events including free family events.