Perth city

sunset coast

If one aspect of WA were to characterise life in the West, surely it’s our beaches – those magical places where the Indian Ocean meets the land. Perth has clean, unspoilt white beaches and blue water, contrast­ing the native bushland landscape just a short drive from the coast.

The Sunset Coast encompasses a strip of Indian Ocean coastline which stretches north from Fremantle all the way up to Yanchep, 45 minutes’ drive from Perth. It is this proximity to the city that has helped make the Sunset Coast such a popular spot, as well as the memorable sunsets, busy beach-side cafes and safe swimming beaches, all within just a few kilometres of Perth and Fremantle.

The Sunset Coast is best known for being home to some of our most beautiful beaches, the clear blue waters and beachside cafes and restaurants make them irresistible gathering points during the summer months. Whether you’re after calm waters for little bathers or waves for surfing, there’s a beach on the Sunset Coast to suit.

Cottesloe Beach is iconic, the most popular of beaches in Perth. But visitors can also find great shopping in the area, at Hillarys Boat Harbour, 30 minutes north of Perth. The Harbour is home to AQWA, the Aquarium of WA, but there’s also great shopping and dining, right out over the water at Sorrento Quay. If you like the water, the Sunset Coast has everything you’ve come to Perth for.




Explore 12,000km of our coastline in just one day. From the icy cold waters of the Southern Ocean to the tropical wonderland of coral reefs in the Far North, come on an underwater journey to discover our incredible and unique marine life. You can even join AQWA Adventures for the underwater experience of a lifetime – a snorkel or dive with the sharks.


Cottesloe Beach Hotel


Whether it’s sharing a cold beer with friends, enjoying a delicious meal overlooking the ocean,
or indulging in alfresco cocktails at sunset, you’re sure to find the perfect spot at this iconic destination.

Joondalup Resort


Few golf courses offer the contrast, beauty and sheer challenge of this course. 25 minutes from Perth city centre and designed by renowned Robert Trent Jones Jr, this spectacular course presents an uncompromising lay-out, featuring great variation in setting and style.

The Breakwater


Featuring the spectacular Lower Deck Bar, the intimate Reid’s Lounge and vibrant Ishka Restaurant upstairs –
both with amazing views across the harbour and out to sea, and the Akoya Suite; the perfect space for your
next function or meeting.

City of Stirling

The City of Stirling is famous for its top surfing, wind and kitesurfing, swimming and snorkeling beaches at Scarborough and Trigg where a wide range of accommodation can be found. Look out for events at Scarborough Amphitheatre and enjoy hospitality at one of the many cafes, bars and restaurants with views of the Indian Ocean. Catch the train to Glendalough station for a direct bus service to Scarborough to visit this iconic beach location. Interested in café culture, art deco architecture and nightlife then visit Mount Lawley café strip located on Beaufort Street just outside Perth.

City of Joondalup


Each summer the City of Joondalup conduct a variety of free events, including concerts and the Joondalup Little Feet Festival in December

City of Wanneroo


Wanneroo is home to Yanchep National Park, Wanneroo Raceway and Mindarie Marina. There are interesting walk trails, unspoilt beaches and a Summer program of concerts and cultural events including free family events.