Of the 19 glorious white sand beaches that Perth has been blessed with, City Beach is one of the favourites. This beautifully clean and uncrowded beach is popular with surfers, backpackers and families keen to enjoy some of the 3,000 hours of sunshine Perth gets each year.
City Beach is located a 20 minute drive west of Perth city, or a short bus ride from the central station. As you approach the beach, you’ll pass some of Perth’s most extravagant homes capitalising on the expansive Indian Ocean views.
Through comparatively small to other Perth beaches, City Beach has a little something for everyone. A boardwalk, leading to neighbouring Floreat Beach, makes a lovely seaside stroll, and in the large grassy area above the beach, there’s a kiosk, toilets, showers and a playground, as well as ample space for a picnic.
For those who prefer to be waited on, enjoy laidback vibe, live music and great food at the beachside restaurant and drink in the spectacular Indian Ocean sunset.
City Beach park and beach are very popular with schools, as well as sporting clubs and private organisations that regularly conduct social events here. Each August, the extremely popular City to Surf marathon finishes at City Beach Oval, making for a scenic end to the fun run.
Accommodation options in City Beach are limited to a handful of bed and breakfasts and holiday rentals, so many choose to stay in nearby Scarborough, a mere three minute drive to the north.