Just 20 minutes from Perth, Scarborough Beach is arguably Perth’s most popular beach thanks to its breath taking scenery, crystal clear water and world class facilities. The Sunset Coast sheltered coastline is also home to Mettams Pool, North Beach and Watermans Bay which are all ideal for swimming and snorkeling for people of all ages. But if it’s surf you’re after, neighbouring Trigg Beach has Perth’s most consistent surf break, lessons and board hire are available from local surf schools and surf shops and Scarborough and Trigg are both kite surfing permitted beaches. The coast line and its beaches can also be explored by bike or foot, thanks to the easily accessible pathways and pedestrian access.
Scarborough Beach is a vibrant and idyllic destination that epitomises Western Australia’s famous beach culture. The vast expanse of white sand beaches and crystal clear water are just the beginning. Visitors can relax on Sunset Hill, indulge in beach activities, view art installations or people watch from one of Scarborough’s many cafes and restaurants.
The area’s recent revitalisation has transformed the Scarborough foreshore, adding to its must visit destination status. It now features pedestrian promenades, a huge children’s playground, art projects, variety of skate bowls, climbing wall and a half-court basketball area. Add to this, the world-class Scarborough Beach Pool overlooking the Indian Ocean. The only beachside pool in WA and geothermally heated so it can be enjoyed all year round.
The pool complex includes Cocolat Café, open to pool users and beachgoers alike and on the top ﬂoor is La Capannina Italian Restaurant with million dollar views. There are many other cafes, bars, restaurants and retail shops to explore, so why not stay the night and take advantage of the large range of accommodation. A range of exciting events are also always happening in the area, more details on these can be found at www.stirling.wa.gov.au/events.
Hello Perth produces a Scarborough Fold Out Map which you can pick up from the Perth Airport, Visitor Centres and various tourism precincts. The map profiles attractions, restaurants, bars, accommodation and things to see and do in the Scarborough area. You can also download the Scarborough Map from our map section.