Scarborough Beach

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.

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, 6019
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥15,089 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 5
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Perth. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (206 reviews)
"Family suite was a great size with everything needed supplied and will return there when need to stay that way again . Only negative which is a minor thing would be there was only the 1 lift to use between 7 floors so sometimes had to wait a while."

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2022

Ramada VetroBlu Scarborough Beach
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
5 out of 5
148 The Esplanade, Scarborough, WA, 6019
The price is ¥16,903 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 23
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Perth. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,003 reviews)

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2022

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Quest Scarborough
Quest Scarborough
4.5 out of 5
4 Brighton Road, Scarborough, WA, 6019
The price is ¥18,262 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 31
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Perth. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a conference center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (197 reviews)
Could be better
"Great location, new apartment But 2 king single beds DO NOT make a KING size bed Furniture was super cheap, with largely metal frames so functional but not comfy"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Quest Scarborough
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Indian Ocean Hotel
Indian Ocean Hotel
3 out of 5
23 Hastings Street, Scarborough, WA, 6019
The price is ¥11,305 per night from Sep 8 to Sep 9
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Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
5 out of 5
148 The Esplanade, Scarborough, WA, 6019
The price is ¥16,903 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 23
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Ramada VetroBlu Scarborough Beach
Ramada VetroBlu Scarborough Beach
4.5 out of 5
48 Filburn Street, Scarborough Beach, Scarborough, WA, 6019
The price is ¥15,089 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 5
Ramada VetroBlu Scarborough Beach
Quest Scarborough
Quest Scarborough
4.5 out of 5
4 Brighton Road, Scarborough, WA, 6019
The price is ¥18,262 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 31
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Seashells Scarborough
Seashells Scarborough
4 out of 5
178 The Esplanade, Scarborough, WA, 6019
The price is ¥23,445 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
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Scarborough Apartments
Scarborough Apartments
2.5 out of 5
190 West Coast Highway, Scarborough, WA, 6019
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Sandcastles at the Beach - Outstanding Location
Sandcastles at the Beach - Outstanding Location
3.5 out of 5
170 The Esplanade, Scarborough, WA, 6019
Sandcastles at the Beach - Outstanding Location
Scarborough & Absolutely Beachfront
Scarborough & Absolutely Beachfront
3 out of 5
Oceanview Apartments, 1 Reserve Street, Scarborough, WA, 6019
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Scarborough Beach Front Resort - Shell 7
Scarborough Beach Front Resort - Shell 7
3.5 out of 5
174 The Esplanade, Scarborough, WA, 6019
Scarborough Beach Front Resort - Shell 7
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