Scarborough Beach, Best Spot of Surfing and Partying in Perth Australia

Scarborough Beach is located 14km Northwest from central Perth, Scarborough beach is one of Perth’s most popular beaches it is also home to Australia’s National Lifesaving competition. Other attractions include the many beachfront cafes, fast food restaurants and pubs

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For teens and surfers, Scarborough Beach is a firm favorite

The regular swell, impressive surf breaks and long stretch of white sand attract swimmers, surfers, body-boarders. Scarborough Beach is also popular for kite surfing and wind surfing, especially when the afternoon sea breeze is in.

Scarborough Beach is quite large, with plenty of room for sunbathing. It is advisable to take care when you are swimming at Scarborough Beach as there are a few rip currents just off the beach.

Scarborough is safe for swimming if you swim between the yellow and red flags and get out of the water when the shark patrol spotter planes and helicopter sirens sound. In 57 years I’ve never seen this many sharks near Scarborough Beach

There is a great relatively new playground on the grass at Scarborough Beach. The playground is small but interesting, our kids loved the fake rock climbing wall. There is soft fall on most of the playground area, with some sandy bits. This playground is very accessible, there is a ramp down from the car park and the soft fall is level with the concrete paving.

Scarborough Beach has some of the most developed facilities for surfing and is one of the busiest beaches on the strip. Located just a 20-minute drive from the center of town, this stretch of sand hosts impromptu beach volleyball matches and is ideal for surfing and windsurfing.

Scarborough Beach Nightlife

Scarborough Beach is not only one of Perth’s most popular beaches, it is also a party hot spot offering a great array of pulsing nightclubs!

At night, Scarborough’s foreshore comes alive. The cafes, bars and clubs make Scarborough Beach a popular nightlife spot once the sun has set and the partying begins.

Some of Perth’s entertainment live music venues here include: Contacios, LookOut, Whitesands, Stamford Arms, Indian Ocean Hotel. One of the most popular Scarborough nightclubs and bars is Indi Bar and Bistro, which offers relaxed meals and a jam-packed events guide with live entertainment and open mic nights.

Scarborough is also centrally located and close to nightclubs in Perth, Claremont, Subiaco and Fremantle.

Accommodation at Scarborough Beach

There’s plenty of accommodation along this stretch of coast, making Scarborough Beach an ideal place for a summer holiday.

Western Beach Lodge is one of Perth’s leading small hostels. We are walking distance from beautiful Scarborough Beach, one of Perth’s best surf beaches, as well as shops, restaurants and nightlife.We offer a friendly, clean and cosy environment, that includes a fully equipped kitchen, BBQ area and laundry facilities. We can also help you to organise surf lessons, book tours and trips to beautiful Rottnest Island. Western Beach Lodge has been taking care of guests for over 20 years and because of our small size we are able to offer a more personal touch.

Many properties in Scarborough offer great bargain accommodation packages to ensure that you enjoy your perfect holiday!


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