Discover the best dog-friendly beaches in Perth, the best beaches in Perth for swimming, the best places for beach walks and where to watch the beautiful Perth sunset!
If you're planning to head to the beach during the next public holiday or next Perth school holidays, check out the dates for the public holidays and school holidays 2022 Perth.
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Tickets to AQWA, Aquarium Perth WA
AQWA is a stunning aquarium in WA. With dozens of unique exhibits, AQWA is perfect for families with kids. It's a fantastic place to take the kids to explore and discover some of the most fascinating creatures in the ocean!
Well worth going to see especially on school holidays! Free for kids under 2 y.o. Buy AQWA tickets online.
Best beaches in Perth
There are lots of fantastic beaches in Perth, Western Australia. Discover top Perth beaches for swimming, and well as dog-friendly beaches Perth has to offer.
Leighton Beach in Perth, Australia, is a pristine beach that is popular with locals. It's one of the best Perth beaches for swimming with crystal clear water. There are cafes to grab a snack and BBQs and picnic spots in the park nearby.
It's a perfect place to come watch the beautiful Perth sunset too.
Leighton Beach is a dog-friendly beach Perth has to offer. It’s just past the family-friendly swimming area heading towards Mosman Beach. Dogs are allowed off-leash, and there are often many dogs running around playing together.
South Beach is also one of Perth's beautiful beaches, popular with families with toddlers and kids of all ages. One of the best Perth beaches for swimming and a great dog-friendly beach nearby.
Dogs are allowed off-leash at South Beach and on the grass areas, but best stay on a leash when other people have picnics on the grass.
There is lots of space on the beach and grass areas nearby with shade and picnic spots. And if you're looking to stretch your legs and enjoy Perth beach walks with lovely ocean views, South Beach is the place to be!
Locals love Cottesloe Beach in Perth because there's something here for everyone: you can go swimming (it's a patrolled beach), enjoy a beach walk, and have a picnic. Cottesloe Beach gets very busy during peak periods - weekends, Perth public holidays and WA school holidays.
Cottesloe Beach is also home to Sculpture By The Sea, a sculpture exhibition by talented local Australian artists. Check when the next event is here.
How long does it take to get from Perth to Cottesloe Beach?
It's a 25-min drive from Perth to Cottesloe Beach or a 40-min public transport journey.
Free Surfing Lessons in Cottesloe, Perth WA
Learn how to surf through these public events or one-on-one private surf lessons.
Peasholm Perth Dog Beach
Peasholm Perth Dog Beach is a popular Perth dog beach that both puppies and big doggos will love! There are shower and hose facilities and a small carpark that can get busy during weekends.
It's great for enjoying the Perth sunset with your dogs too!
Peasholm Perth Dog Beach Map
📍 Get the directions to Peasholm Dog Beach here.
Best Perth beach walks
In Perth, beautiful beaches aren't just for swimming. To truly enjoy the ocean views and pristine beaches in Perth, beach walks are a must! Here are our picks for the best beach walks Perth has to offer.
Floreat Beach Perth Nature Walk
Floreat Beach Perth Nature Walk is perfect for enjoying Perth sunsets and sunrises and beautiful Perth views of the Indian Ocean.
Please note that jogging is not allowed on the boardwalk, and dogs must be on a leash at all times.
After enjoying the Nature Walk, head over to Floreat Beach, where kids will love the Floreat Beach Play Space, a shaded playground which is overlooking the Ocean. However, dogs are not allowed here nor on Floreat Beach.
Floreat Beach Map
📍 Get directions to Floreat Beach Perth Nature Walk.
Iluka Coastal Path
Iluka Coastal Path is one of the best Perth beach walking trails connecting Burns Beach, Iluka Beach and Foreshore Park, with beautiful ocean views.
It is a perfect setting for watching the gorgeous Perth sunset.
This spot is perfect for visiting Perth with family. There are cafes, parking, toilets, picnic spots, and BBQ facilities at Burns Beach Foreshore Park and Iluka Foreshore Park. There are playgrounds at both parks too.
Dogs are allowed on leash on the walking trail but not on Iluka Beach or Burns Beach.
📍 Get directions to the Iluka Coastal Path nature walk in Perth.
Point Peron Foreshore Park
Point Peron and Peron Foreshore Park are unique spots full of history, where native bushland meets the pristine coastline. It’s perfect for exploring with the whole family, with some of the best Perth bush walks ,and beach walks for you to enjoy.
Point Peron Beach is great for swimming or enjoying a picnic on the shore, taking in the beautiful scenery, and maybe even a Perth sunset!
Look closely for native wildlife, including dolphins in the ocean! Dogs are allowed on leash at all times.
Point Peron Map
Point Peron Beach is a 1-hour drive from Perth city, perfect for a day trip or road trip for the whole family with kids.
Here's the Point Peron map to explore the beach in Perth, bush walks and more.
📍 Get directions to Point Peron here.
Best Perth sunset-watching spots
Don't miss these best Perth sunset watching spots, where you can enjoy a picnic and some quality time with family.
Scarborough Beach is popular for sunset watching, swimming, and surfing in Perth. However, big waves are common, so swimming for young kids isn't recommended.
There is lots of space to settle down with a picnic or take away to enjoy the stunning Perth sunset on the beach, grass areas or picnic tables.
It's a bustling area with cafes, restaurants and many locals and families enjoying a picnic, beach walks, cycling and more. There are also many fun kids activities, including a skate park, basketball court, rock climbing wall and an awesome Whale Playground!
How long does it take to get from Perth to Scarborough Beach?
It's a 20-minute car ride from Perth to Scarborough Beach or 30+ minutes on public transport from Perth CBD. 📍 Get directions to Scarborough Beach Perth here.
This peaceful, beautiful beach in Perth is perfect for walking your dog and watching the gorgeous Perth sunset. Swimming is not recommended due to strong currents and no lifeguard or patrol.
Perth Trigg Beach
Trigg Beach is a favourite surfing beach in Perth, but not the best beach for swimming due to large waves and strong currents. It's a great spot for catching the gorgeous Perth sunset, but be careful of snakes and spiders reported in the area.
📍 Get Trigg Beach directions.
I hope this list gave you some ideas for more free things to in Perth with your family! Share this article to help more families discover ideas for what to do in Perth on weekends, public holidays and school holidays!
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