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The Best Perth Beaches for Families and Kids

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The Perth Mums Group Useful Lists are a quick reference to some of the most helpful, fun and important places in Perth. Our lists are continually updated and cover the best places for kids and parents across Perth.

Below are some of the best family-friendly beaches in Perth, with contributions and suggestions by Perth Mums Group members. Obviously, the list doesn't include all the great beaches in Perth, but this is a great place to start. Remember to always do your own research and make sure the area meets your personal needs.

Western Suburbs

Cottesloe Beach
Address: Marine Parade, Cottesloe.
Website: For more information, see the website.

It just wouldn’t be a complete list of beaches without Cottesloe. This iconic Perth beach is great for families, with several playgrounds, grassed areas and a café and kiosk on site.



Best beaches for kids families Perth
Cottesloe Beach


Leighton Beach, North Fremantle
Address: Leighton Beach Boulevard, North Fremantle.
Website: For more information, see the website.

This family-friendly beach is a great spot for swimming and having a picnic barbeque. There are takeaway food options close by, plus a designated dog beach.

South of Perth

Port Coogee Beach, Coogee
Address: Maraboo Wharf, North Coogee.
Website: For more information, see the website.

With a shallow beach, water play and undercover picnic areas, Port Coogee Beach is a great place to take the kids. Plus, there is a Dome Café close by – perfect for parents needing coffee.

”Port Coogee beach is amazing for young kiddies.” - PMG member



Best beaches for kids families Perth
Port Coogee


South Beach, South Fremantle
Address: Ocean Drive, South Fremantle.
Website: For more information, see the website.

South Beach is ideal for families, with a playground, lots of shaded areas, walking tracks and a dog beach, plus a café on site serving meals and takeaway snacks. Need more reasons to visit South Beach? Read our Perth Mums Group article here.

”If you have a pooch and little ones we like Freo’s South Beach and Hillarys dog beach.” - PMG member

”Second South Beach Freo.” - PMG member



Best beaches for kids families Perth
South Beach, South Fremantle


Point Walter, Bicton
Address: Honour Avenue, Bicton.
Website: For more information, see the website.

While technically located along the banks of the Swan River, Point Walter has several sandy spots on the shallow water, with plenty of shade, two playgrounds and a cafe and takeaway kiosk. Read the PMG review here.



Best beaches for kids families Perth
Point Walter


Rockingham Foreshore
Address: Rockingham Beach Road, Rockingham.
Website: For more information, see the website.

Rockingham Foreshore has a heap of playgrounds for the kids to enjoy, plus gorgeous beaches and pram-friendly walking paths. There are toilets, barbeque facilities and a heap of cafes and restaurants close by.



Best beaches for kids families Perth
Rockingham Foreshore


Secret Harbour
Address: Secret Harbour Boulevard, Secret Harbour.
Website: For more information, see the website.

Secret Harbour beach is home to the Secret Harbour Surf Lifesaving Club, which runs the Nipper program, making it a great place for young kids to learn the ins and outs of surf lifesaving. There is also a surfing school and dog beach close by.

Coogee Beach, Coogee
Address: Powell Road, Coogee.
Website: For more information, see the website.

This lovely beach is also home to a huge reserve with a playground, café, barbeques and picnic areas. Read the PMG review here.

”Coogee Beach is great for families as it has a playground, sheltered picnic areas and a café with a takeaway kiosk.” - PMG member.



Best beaches for kids families Perth
Coogee Beach, Coogee


The Basin and Thomsons Bay, Rottnest Island
Address: Rottnest Island.
Website: For more information, see the website.

The Basin has a sheltered swimming area, which is perfect for families with young kids, while Thomsons Bay is a popular spot due to its lovely, clear and shallow waters.



Best beaches for kids families Perth
Rottnest Island


North of Perth

Mettam Pools, Trigg
Address: 276 West Coast Drive, North Beach.
Website: For more information, see the website.

This natural pool is located within a protecting reef and is a popular spot for families with young children due to its calm waters. There is a ramp that runs down to the water, making it ideal for prams and wheelchairs.

Hillarys Boat Harbour
Address: 86 Southside Drive, Hillarys.
Website: For more information, see the website.

Hillarys has a lovely shallow beach, a playground and lots of grassed areas to sit and enjoy a picnic. It is surrounded by a heap of cafes and places to eat.



Best beaches for kids families Perth
Hillarys Boat Harbour


Mullaloo Beach
Address: Off Oceanside Promenade, Mullaloo.
Website: For more information, read the external review here.

Mullaloo Beach is positively family friendly, with a playground, surf-lifesaving club with a kiosk, plus a café and hotel across the road.



Best beaches for kids families Perth
Pic: Mullaloo Beach Primary School


Scarborough Beach
Address: The Esplanade, Scarborough.
Website: For more information, read the external review.

Scarborough Beach is a fantastic destination if you have kids, as it boasts a playground, pram-friendly walking track, barbeques and cafes across the road for snacks and drinks.



Best beaches for kids families Perth
Pic: Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority


City Beach
Address: Challenger Parade, City Beach.
Website: For more information, see the website.

City Beach has two playgrounds, picnic areas, barbeques, drinking water and a restaurant close by.

Floreat Beach
Address: West Coast Highway, Floreat.
Website: For more information, see the website.

Floreat Beach is a popular spot for families, with lots of shaded areas, picnic tables, a shaded playground and a café right on the beachfront.

To contribute to the current Perth Useful List visit the Perth Mums Group group or suggest a topic by emailing mums@perthmumsgroup.com.au.

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