Swanbourne Beach (North Swanbourne)

Located roughly 20 minutes from Perth by road, Swanbourne North Beach is part of a long ribbon of soft white sand which stretches for 12 kilometres.

One of only two officially-recognised nudist beaches in the Perth area, this clothing-optional section of the larger Swanbourne Beach can be found around 300 m north of the car park, where dunes 10-20 m high begin to form. The dunes are fenced off to protect the local flora and fauna. The start of the clothing-optional area is well-signposted.

Also known as “no man’s land”, Swanbourne North Beach is around 3 km in length. West facing, its broad sweep of sand has been used by naturists since at least the Second World War. Its laid-back ambience now makes it popular with gay Australians.

The Indian Ocean at this point on the Australian coast is generally good for swimming, and has a lifeguard presence at least part of the year, focussing on weekends in the summer in addition to the school holidays.

There is a large surf club, although the waves are generally smaller than elsewhere on the coast. There is also a café, while toilets and showers can be found in Shore House. Swanbourne North Beach is best visited in the morning hours, since it can get breezy in the afternoon.

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Also known as:

North Swanbourne


  • Surfing

Nudist/naturist beach



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  • Restroom/toilets

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