Scarborough Beach

Vacation Travel Guide
Scarborough Beach which includes a sandy beach and general coastal views

Pedestrian promenades with ocean views, fun playgrounds, shops and cafés, and of course the beach itself, make this one very popular surf beach indeed.

Serving up some of Perth’s best surf breaks, Scarborough Beach has always been the cool kid among Perth’s urban beaches. A massive redevelopment of the Scarborough foreshore has seen this already iconic beach gain cult status among backpackers, locals and families.

If you are a surfer, grab your board and head out to catch the rollercoaster waves. If you are just here for sunbathing and relaxing, sink down on the soft, white sand and watch the spectacle.

Don’t even try to resist the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean. It’s refreshing in summer and not often too cold for a quick dip in winter. The Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club, which has been running since 1928, has a great team of volunteer lifesavers to keep everyone safe. Just make sure you swim between the flags. If the waves are too wild for you, pop in to the open-air public pool complex right next to the beach instead.

Head to the park for a picnic beneath one of the tall Norfolk Island Pines. The competition-grade skatepark and climbing wall will get the blood flowing after lunch. The kids’ playground designed around the shape of a whale skeleton interprets indigenous Noongar Dreaming stories.

Catch one of the sporting events, concerts or festivals that are regularly held at the open-air Scarborough Amphitheatre. Even when nothing is going on, it is a great place to kick back and look out over the Indian Ocean. To add even more calm to your state of bliss, head to Sunset Hill at the end of the afternoon to see the sun disappear on the horizon.

Don’t leave at dusk, however, because Scarborough Beach has some great nightlife centred on the original clock tower in the heart of Scarborough Square on the seaside. Cool little bars, amazing restaurants and trendy cafés buzz with the irresistible atmosphere of balmy summer nights by the sea.

Scarborough Beach is always open to the public and has modern toilet, shower and change room facilities. Parking lots are available along the beach but fill up fast during weekends and holidays. The beach is easily reached by public transport from the city centre.

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Top Hotels Close to Scarborough Beach

Ramada VetroBlu Scarborough Beach
Ramada VetroBlu Scarborough Beach
4.5 out of 5
48 Filburn Street, Scarborough Beach, Scarborough, WA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥9,831 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located in Scarborough, this luxury aparthotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Scarborough Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Trigg Beach and Hamersley Public Golf Course. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (172 reviews)
Beachside staycay made complete!
"Very nice location by the beach. The 1 bedroom suite was lovely appointed with all the essential amenities that made my stay comfy. Highly recommended for a beachside staycay."

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2021

Ramada VetroBlu Scarborough Beach
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
5 out of 5
148 The Esplanade, Scarborough, WA
The price is ¥14,567 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Offering direct access to the beach, this Scarborough resort is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Scarborough Beach and within 9 mi (15 km) of HBF Stadium and Claremont Showgrounds. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (985 reviews)
"Incredible view food sized rooms. Had a lovely birthday card and complimentary in the room. Bar only opens on Saturday’s. Rooms could do with a facelift looking a little tired."

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Quest Scarborough
Quest Scarborough
4.5 out of 5
4 Brighton Road, Scarborough, WA
The price is ¥15,885 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
Located in Scarborough, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of South Trigg Beach and Scarborough Beach. Trigg Beach and City Beach are also within 3 mi (5 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (184 reviews)
"Beautiful area"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

Quest Scarborough
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Ramada VetroBlu Scarborough Beach
Ramada VetroBlu Scarborough Beach
4.5 out of 5
48 Filburn Street, Scarborough Beach, Scarborough, WA
The price is ¥9,831 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Ramada VetroBlu Scarborough Beach
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
5 out of 5
148 The Esplanade, Scarborough, WA
The price is ¥14,567 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Quest Scarborough
Quest Scarborough
4.5 out of 5
4 Brighton Road, Scarborough, WA
The price is ¥15,885 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
Quest Scarborough
Seashells Scarborough
Seashells Scarborough
4 out of 5
178 The Esplanade, Scarborough, WA
The price is ¥18,117 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
Seashells Scarborough
Indian Ocean Hotel
Indian Ocean Hotel
3 out of 5
23 Hastings Street, Scarborough, WA
The price is ¥10,272 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Indian Ocean Hotel
Scarborough Apartments
Scarborough Apartments
2.5 out of 5
190 West Coast Highway, Scarborough, WA
Scarborough Apartments
The Tide Scarborough
The Tide Scarborough
3 out of 5
200 West Coast Highway, Perth, WA
The Tide Scarborough
Ocean View - Breath taking Views
Ocean View - Breath taking Views
3.5 out of 5
183 West Coast Hwy, Scarborough, WA
Ocean View - Breath taking Views
Sandcastles at the Beach - Outstanding Location
Sandcastles at the Beach - Outstanding Location
3.5 out of 5
170 The Esplanade, Scarborough, WA
Sandcastles at the Beach - Outstanding Location
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.