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Scarborough Beach

Pedestrian promenades with ocean views, fun playgrounds, shops and cafés, and of course the beach itself, make this one very popular surf beach indeed.

Serving up some of Perth’s best surf breaks, Scarborough Beach has always been the cool kid among Perth’s urban beaches. A massive redevelopment of the Scarborough foreshore has seen this already iconic beach gain cult status among backpackers, locals and families.

If you are a surfer, grab your board and head out to catch the rollercoaster waves. If you are just here for sunbathing and relaxing, sink down on the soft, white sand and watch the spectacle.

Don’t even try to resist the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean. It’s refreshing in summer and not often too cold for a quick dip in winter. The Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club, which has been running since 1928, has a great team of volunteer lifesavers to keep everyone safe. Just make sure you swim between the flags. If the waves are too wild for you, pop in to the open-air public pool complex right next to the beach instead.

Head to the park for a picnic beneath one of the tall Norfolk Island Pines. The competition-grade skatepark and climbing wall will get the blood flowing after lunch. The kids’ playground designed around the shape of a whale skeleton interprets indigenous Noongar Dreaming stories.

Catch one of the sporting events, concerts or festivals that are regularly held at the open-air Scarborough Amphitheatre. Even when nothing is going on, it is a great place to kick back and look out over the Indian Ocean. To add even more calm to your state of bliss, head to Sunset Hill at the end of the afternoon to see the sun disappear on the horizon. 

Don’t leave at dusk, however, because Scarborough Beach has some great nightlife centred on the original clock tower in the heart of Scarborough Square on the seaside. Cool little bars, amazing restaurants and trendy cafés buzz with the irresistible atmosphere of balmy summer nights by the sea. 

Scarborough Beach is always open to the public and has modern toilet, shower and change room facilities. Parking lots are available along the beach but fill up fast during weekends and holidays. The beach is easily reached by public transport from the city centre.

Accommodation in Scarborough Beach

Before you head off, lock in your booking for one of the 29 Scarborough Beach lodging options found on Expedia's hotel booking platform.

The Richardson Hotel & Spa and Hillarys Harbour Resort are the best options in and around Scarborough Beach.

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Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough AU$129
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough

148 The Esplanade, Scarborough, WA
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    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 Western Australia. Claremont Showgrounds and RAC Arena are also within 9 mi (15 km).

    Ramada VetroBlu Scarborough Beach AU$174
    Ramada VetroBlu Scarborough Beach

    Ramada VetroBlu Scarborough Beach

    48 Filburn Street, Scarborough Beach, Scarborough, WA
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Scarborough Beach, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Trigg Beach and Hamersley Public Golf Course. Floreat Beach and Mettam's Pool are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Seashells Scarborough AU$185
      Seashells Scarborough

      Seashells Scarborough

      178 The Esplanade, Scarborough, WA
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Scarborough apartment building is located by the ocean, within 2 mi (3 km) of Scarborough Beach and Trigg Beach. City Beach is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

        Sunmoon Boutique Resort
        Sunmoon Boutique Resort

        Sunmoon Boutique Resort

        200 WEST COAST HWY,, Scarborough, PER
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Scarborough, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Scarborough Beach and 3 mi (4.9 km) from City Beach. Trigg Beach and Mettam's Pool are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          Scarborough Apartments
          Scarborough Apartments

          Scarborough Apartments

          190 West Coast Highway, Scarborough, WA
             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Scarborough Beach, Trigg Beach and Mettam's Pool. Floreat Beach is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.

            Ocean View Beachfront Scarborough 2/2
            Ocean View Beachfront Scarborough 2/2

            Ocean View Beachfront Scarborough 2/2

            305M/183 West Coast Highway, Scarborough, WA
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Scarborough, this romantic resort is within 1 mile (2 km) of Trigg Beach and Scarborough Beach. Mettam's Pool and Floreat Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Ocean View - Breath taking Views
              Ocean View - Breath taking Views

              Ocean View - Breath taking Views

              183 West Coast Hwy, Scarborough, WA
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Trigg Beach and Scarborough Beach. Mettam's Pool and Floreat Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

                Indian Ocean Hotel AU$101
                Indian Ocean Hotel

                Indian Ocean Hotel

                23 Hastings Street, Scarborough, WA
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Scarborough Beach, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Trigg Beach and Floreat Beach. Hamersley Public Golf Course and Mettam's Pool are also within 3 mi (5 km).