Travellers Guide to Perth’s Best Beaches

The variety of beaches is a major tourist draw to Fremantle. To make the most out of your visit, staying at the Be. Fremantle property gives you easy access to many of the area’s best beaches. You’ll discover unique beaches lining the entire shore. With just a short drive from the hotel, you can quickly check out many of the top beaches for locals of visitors. Here is just a handful of Perth’s best beaches worth visiting.

Scarborough Beach

From Be. Fremantle, you’ll be a short distance away from the most popular beach in Perth, Scarborough Beach. The beach is suitable for visitors of all ages. Beach activities such as swimming, surfing, or sunbathing are common. The blue waters and white sand beaches make it the perfect place for lounging around or enjoying the beach scenery. A highlight feature of the beach is the amphitheatre, the only one of its kind in Western Australia. Live entertainment is hosted here during the Summer season.


Cottesloe Beach

Cottesloe Beach is another major beach located between Perth and Fremantle. You can even take the nearby public transportation from Be. Fremantle right to the beach. Cottesloe is divided into three sections. The main beach is the most visited where you can enjoy beach activities and swim. The northern side of the beach is a hub for snorkelling. It’s considered one of the best places in Perth to witness the abundant marine life. The southern end of the beach is a surfers haven. There isn’t much beach on this side but has the perfect waves.


Mettam’s Pool

High traffic beaches aren’t the only thing that you’ll find close by to Be. Fremantle. You’ll have easy access to some hidden beaches. Mettam’s Pool, for example, is a lesser known beach gem. It is one of the best natural rock pools that you’ll find in Perth.

It’s surrounded by a coral reef which has been protected by the marine park that it’s a part of. As you can imagine, snorkelling is very popular here. In the Summertime, the beach is more family-friendly thanks to the calm waters. The winter time typically has more massive waves at this location.

Trigg Beach

Trigg Beach was named after a colony settler back in the 1800s. While the naming origins aren’t as significant to visitors anymore, it’s developed into a major attraction for surfers. Trigg Beach is known as a surfers beach with surf-able conditions year round. The most common section for surfing is close to Trigg Island. It’s even become a hangout for surfers in between sessions. Throughout the rest of the beach is welcoming for surfers of all ages and skill level. While taking a break from the water you can enjoy a meal at the Trigg Island Café.

Swanbourne Beach

If you were to head north from the Be. Fremantle property, you’d soon end up at Swanbourne Beach. It’s a unique beach compared to many of the other nearby beaches for a couple of reasons. The first is the location. It’s close to a military base. At any moment, you could hear shots going off at the rifle range behind the dunes. The second distinct characteristic of the beach is that it includes an area designated for nudists. Swanbourne is one of the only muse beaches in Western Australia.

Rottnest Island

The shores of Perth isn’t the only place to find great beaches. A short trip off the coast of Perth is Rottnest Island. The island is a frequent destination for locals and visitors because of the full range of beaches you can discover here. There are more than 60 beaches that you can spend time at. Water sports, snorkeling, fishing, or lounging in the sand can be accomplished around the island. Many of the beaches are family friendly. It’s an easy day -trip from the Be. Fremantle property.


Bathers Beach

Bathers Beach’s popularity grew because of its proximity to other major Fremantle attractions. A quick ride from Be. Fremantle will take you to Bathers Beach, in the same area as the Fishing Boat Harbour and the Maritime Museum. The beach extends 300 meters, offering different experiences from its northern or southern ends. Both sides are worth exploring.

Bathers Beach is also a historic beach of Fremantle. It’s the location where the first settlers began to arrive from Europe. It may also be referred to as Whalers Beach. Many whaling companies operated from the harbour in the past.

City Beach

City Beach is a more exclusive beach near to Be. Fremantle. When you arrive at this beach, you’ll quickly notice the lack of large crowds here and the overall cleanliness of the beach. It’s also smaller compared to other beaches. So what makes the beach a favourite for visitors?

If you’re looking for a quiet place to spend time at the beach, then City Beach is the perfect place. You can even take advantage of the beach-side restaurant for live music, food, and drinks while lounging on the sand.

Sandtrax Beach

Sandtrax Beach is another hidden beach of Fremantle. It’s a northern beach which is vital for the area. The Fremantle region is subject to the Fremantle Doctor, a large wind gust that blows through the city every day. It’s usually advised that beach-goers spend time in the morning before the wind begins to sweep the sand. Sandtrax Beach, however, is exempt from these winds because of the location. For this reason, you’ll be able to enjoy the usual beach activity favourites at any time of the day.

Cape Peron

The Perth coast is dominated by the Indian Ocean, where many of the beaches are located. There is another body of water close to Be. Fremantle called the Rockingham Lakes. Cape Peron is the best beach along this lake. The main draw to this beach is the biodiversity. There is an abundance of marine life surrounding the coral reefs and limestone cliffs extending from the water. The entire area has been preserved in the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Diving and snorkelling are common for exploring the coral reef and underwater caves.