City Beach


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.

Quick Facts

City Beach is a suburb of Perth in Western Australia. It is located approximately 10kms from the capital Perth covering an area of 9.798 square kilometres. City Beach has a recorded population of 6609 residents and is within the Australian Western Standard Time zone Australia/Perth.

If you are planning a visit to City Beach we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know City Beach and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.