Surf some seriously good waves, get your vitamin D fix by lazing on the beach, or watch the sun set over the Indian ocean on one of Perth’s best surfing beaches.
The long stretch of sand that is Trigg Beach gets reliable and good surfing waves and is the headquarters of Surfing Western Australia. Grab yourself a board and jump in the water. From surf boards to boogie boards to stand-up paddleboards, Trigg Beach sees them all.
Trigg has some pretty big waves and can toss you about a bit if you are not careful, so have a chat with a local or watch the riders out on the waves before venturing in. You can always head down to Surfing Western Australia for some private or group surfing lessons to learn how to surf or refine your skills.
Even if you’re not a surfer, you can enjoy Trigg Beach’s surf culture by hanging around the Surf Life Saving Club with the suntanned locals in their boardies as you watch the pros carve the waves.
Throw down your towel and kick back on Trigg’s warm sands and jump in for a refreshing swim from time to time. A reef runs along the beach, preventing larger waves from crashing on the shore, but it's still recommended to swim in the lifeguard-patrolled area. Mettam’s Pool, a natural bay between Hillarys and Trigg, is great for snorkelling.
Take a walk up the beach to Trigg Island. The “island” is a small rocky outcrop and actually only becomes an island when the tide is in. Keep a lookout for the terns, gulls and cormorants that often inhabit the island.
Treat yourself to a meal or drink at one the cafés at the beach or use one of the public barbecues overlooking the beach to cook up some sausages. The park is also a great spot for a picnic, with a playground to keep the kids happy.
Trigg Beach is situated to the northwest of Perth city centre. The public beach is freely accessible and has free toilet, shower and change room facilities as well. A pedestrian and bike path runs down the length of the beach and free parking is available both north and south of the Surf Life Saving Club. The beach can also be reached from the centre of Perth by public transport.