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Beach Getaway-Perth Local Tour

Experience the magnificence of Western Australia??s coastline at one of Perth??s 19 sensational white sand beaches. Pack a picnic lunch or buy it while you??re there. There are plenty of fish and chips freshly made or some greesy sausages, some fatless sandwiches, there are fast foods and take aways galore and you can pack them and eat with the seagulls. You can also cool off in the clear blue waters. Finish the day at a seaside pub for a drink or two as the sun goes down. At Perth beach getaway, it is made and fit for the living of the rich and famous but at very little costs.

Day 1

Grab the goggles, jump in the car and take a drive along West Coast Highway to Mettams Pool.  Located between Trigg and Hillarys Marina it is approximately a 15 minute drive from the centre of Perth. This sheltered ocean rock pool is a favourite family beach with locals and is an ideal spot for the snorkelling novice. It??s also great for swimming and dry and wet reef exploration.

You??ll find a popular cycle track here that connects to Sorrento Beach (further north) and Trigg Island (just south), so borrow or hire a bike and take in the spectacular ocean views as you journey to your next seaside destination.

For those driving, head a little further south along West Coast Highway to one of Perth??s most famous beaches - Scarborough Beach. It??s one of the most popular swimming and surfing spots in the metropolitan area, and is equipped with public toilets, showers and change rooms. You??ll also find plenty of free parking just metres from the sand.

Take an invigorating stroll along the seemingly endless shoreline before plunging in for a dip. Or grab the surfboard and catch a wave. Scarborough Beach is also a favourite with bodyboarders, windsurfers and kite surfers - see them in action or join in the fun.

Scarborough has a smorgasbord of caf¨?s, restaurants and fast food outlets, so it??s a good choice for lunch. You can either dine-in or take away to enjoy on the large grassy areas or under picnic gazebos.

And if you??re looking for somewhere to stay, there are many accommodation choices in Scarborough, from hotels and serviced apartments to backpacker hostels and motels. Most are only metres from the beach and provide awesome outlooks onto glistening water.

A 10-minute drive south of Scarborough Beach will find you at the pleasant and less crowded Swanbourne Beach. This strip of the coast is also our most popular.

If nudity doesn??t appeal, head back to the main beach at Swanbourne for more modest bathing, or drive 5 minutes further along Marine Parade to Cottesloe Beach - another local favourite also offering plenty of free parking.

Norfolk Island Pines line the streets and provide welcome shade from the brilliant West Australian sun. Grassy spots create lots of ideal picnic spots, so pack a hamper or grab some fish and chips from one of the local outlets.

Cottesloe??s crystal clear waters attract swimmers, bodyboarders and surfers, and the nearby rocks and reefs also draw snorkellers to its shores. It gets very busy in the summer months.

If you feel like relaxing, lie on the beach for the afternoon or settle in at one of the bustling caf¨?s that have uninterrupted views of the sparkling sea. If you??re feeling more energetic, walk, jog or rollerblade along the cycle path that extends all the way to Port Beach, north of Fremantle.

Stay until dusk to catch a breathtaking West Australian sunset ¨C the sun sinking gently into the shimmering blue waters of the Indian Ocean is an unforgettable scene.

Public toilets, changing facilities and showers are available at many Perth beaches, so take some extra clothes and stay on for a taste of vibrant beachside nightlife. Sundays are particularly busy as coastal pubs host their famous ?°Sunday sessions?±, which always draw good crowds.

If you??re not driving, Perth??s beaches are easily accessed by public transport, with regular bus and train services running to the coast daily. Visit the Transperth website for timetables.