Free Things to do in Perth Go to the beach
As great as Perth City is, there’s nothing like being right by the sea, especially when the big wet thing happens to be as impressive as the almighty Indian Ocean.
The call of the water brings many backpackers to the beachside suburbs, either to stay or to visit for the day and to watch the sun go down with a cool beer in the local pubs. The perfect base for any sun and sea-loving traveler with a number of hostels and hotels that cater to backpackers, Scarborough has loads of cheap eats, weekend markets, and easy access to the city.
On a budget then buy a picnic from Coles in Scarborough
Coles in Scarborough, Perth, Opening Hours
Scarborough is a casual beachside community
Scarborough is a casual beachside community with its own laid-back identity and sunsets which will blow your mind every evening.
Best white-sand surf beaches in Perth
With one of the best white-sand surf beaches in Perth, it’s the ideal Indian Ocean destination to relax and meet the beach lovin’ locals.
Surf Life Savers on Patrolle
The sand is patrolled by surf lifesavers and all amenities, including boogie and surfboard hire, are on hand. You can swim, surf, fish, babe-watch, skate, cycle, windsurf, kite-surf, shop, dine, travel, study. Go nightclubbing, get fit, and explore here, Scarborough has everything in one place.
Beaches near Scarborough
Other beaches within walking distance include Brighton and Floreat Beach. To the south is Trigg Beach, just 1.4km to the north, with its island and rock pools. Water conditions are usually best in the morning.
Best surf Beaches near Perth
Even sunny winter days can be and beautiful and this is when you’ll find the best surf in Perth. If you’re into windsurfing you’ll be thrilled by the speed and stunt-capacity of Perth’s marine windsurfing center. In the afternoons when the famous sea breeze gets blowing and Kite-surfing is also becoming increasingly popular.
Clubs Pubs Bars and fish and chips
Clubs and bars where dress standards do apply, it is known for its casual atmosphere so ‘dagging around’ in thongs (flip-flops) and sarongs are quite OK.
Catch a bus to Northbridge and Enjoy a backpacker Night at the Mustang Bar
Backpacker night is on Wild Wednesday at the Mustang
Stay play in Scarborough
Why stay in Perth city when you can bunk by the beach? Great backpacker accommodation can be found at the Western Beach Lodge. This is an intimate and friendly place popular with travelers and surfers. Guests can borrow bodyboards and take advantage of the beautiful beach