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Holidays in City Beach
Holiday Travel Guide

Enjoy the tranquility of a gorgeous natural beach close to the city centre of Perth. Dive in for a swim or surf, laze on the warm sand or go beachcombing.

City Beach, as its name suggests, is the closest beach to the central business district (CBD) of Perth, Australia’s fourth-largest city. Somehow, City Beach still manages to retain a natural and relaxed look and feel, and happens to be a great swimming beach as well.

The small, vegetation-covered dunes that line the beach contrast nicely with the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. As you gaze out to sea and hear the lapping waves and shrieks of the seagulls, it is hard to imagine that 2 million people go about their daily lives just behind those dunes.

Take your shoes off and take a walk along the beach to tune out the stresses of city life and tune in to the calming rhythms of the ocean. If it’s a warm day, jump in the water for a swim. The City Beach Surf Life Saving Club has been running since 1924 and its well-trained lifesavers still dutifully patrol the beach today.

City Beach’s low waves are kind to beginner surfers and thanks to the steady sea breezes here, kite surfing is also very popular.

Treat yourself to a meal at one of the restaurants or cafés near the beach, with everything from a quick fish ’n’ chips to evening-long fine dining available. Or, pack a picnic or bring something for the barbecue to make the most of the shady seaside park and its free facilities, which include a kids’ playground.

Walk off your lunch with a stroll along the boardwalk to neighbouring Floreat Beach. Keep watch for birds that live amongst the dunes. If you are lucky you might spot a snake or lizard basking in the sun.

Find a café or restaurant with ocean views and sit back with a glass of Margaret River wine as the sky lights up with ever-changing bursts of colours as the sun sets to the west.

City Beach is less than 30 minutes from the CBD by car. There are several free places to park your car and it’s also easy to come here by public transport. The beach is accessible 24/7 and its visitors’ facilities include toilets, showers and change rooms.

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1498 Cheap Hotels Near City Beach

The Gums, Garden Apartment
The Gums, Garden Apartment
5 Frinton Avenue, City Beach, WA 6015, Perth, WA
The price is AU$170 per night from 27 Dec. to 28 Dec.

Located in City Beach, this romantic apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Floreat Beach and City Beach. Scarborough Beach is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Perfection

"Close to everything we needed. Certainly most comfortable and well appointed. Thank you"…"

Reviewed on 29 Apr. 2019

The Gums, Garden Apartment
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
5 out of 5
148 The Esplanade, Scarborough, WA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$199 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.

Offering direct access to the beach, this Scarborough resort is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Scarborough Beach and within 9 mi (15 km) of HBF Stadium and Aquarium of ...

4.2/5Very Good! (981 reviews)

"We didn't receive and VIP Benefits? What were we meant to receive???"…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov. 2020

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Peaceful on Perry Lakes
Peaceful on Perry Lakes
44 Oceanic Dr, Perth, WA
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This family-friendly Perth villa is located by the ocean, within 3 mi (5 km) of HBF Stadium and City Beach. Floreat Beach and St John of God Subiaco Hospital ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)
A little oasis in Floreat

"This property provides a convenient location with a truly charming garden area to just relax. For our small dog the garden is an ideal space. The convenience to Bendat basketball stadium means a 2 minute drive and you’re there."…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov. 2020

Peaceful on Perry Lakes
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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The Gums, Garden Apartment
The Gums, Garden Apartment
5 Frinton Avenue, City Beach, WA 6015, Perth, WA
The price is AU$170 per night from 27 Dec. to 28 Dec.
The Gums, Garden Apartment
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
5 out of 5
148 The Esplanade, Scarborough, WA
The price is AU$199 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Peaceful on Perry Lakes
Peaceful on Perry Lakes
44 Oceanic Dr, Perth, WA
Peaceful on Perry Lakes
Peaceful Near Perry Lakes
Peaceful Near Perry Lakes
44 Oceanic Drive, Perth, WA
Peaceful Near Perry Lakes
Set for Summer Beach and Pool
Set for Summer Beach and Pool
5 Kylie street, Perth, WA
Set for Summer Beach and Pool
If you are Chasing the Perfect get Away- It's Here
If you are Chasing the Perfect get Away- It's Here
Queanbeyan, 137 Hastings Street, Perth, WA
If you are Chasing the Perfect get Away- It's Here
Scarborough Beach Life Awaits you Here, Just a Short Walk to the Beach
Scarborough Beach Life Awaits you Here, Just a Short Walk to the Beach
131 Hastings St, 7, Perth, WA
Scarborough Beach Life Awaits you Here, Just a Short Walk to the Beach
Scarborough's Gaddodi
Scarborough's Gaddodi
1/137 hastings street, Perth, WA
Scarborough's Gaddodi
UrbanStyle Claremont Apartment
UrbanStyle Claremont Apartment
3.5 out of 5
29B Strickland Street, Mount Claremont, WA
UrbanStyle Claremont Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.