Top 25+ Western Australia Beaches

  • Little Salmon Bay // Rottnest Island

    Little Salmon Bay
    Sei F

    Situated on the southernmost tip of famous Rottnest Island, about 18km off the coast of Perth, Little Salmon Bay is a must for keen snorkellers. It has a wealth of colourful fish species milling around the bright Pocillopora coral in the bay waters.

    Serene Little Salmon Bay is popular with families as it offers soft white sand and calm, sheltered waters that are crystal clear.… read more »

  • Cottesloe Beach

    Cottesloe Beach
    © Richard Majlinder

    Cottesloe is a true city beach in the best possible sense. Located only 15 minutes from downtown Perth, Cottesloe still manages to remain the quintessential laid-back Australian beach. This mile long strip of golden sand is Perth's answer to Bondi beach yet there are as many differences as similarities.

    Despite being on the edge of one of Australia's major cities Cottesloe still manages to… read more »

  • Margaret River

    Margaret River
    © Chris Putnam / 123RF

    The beaches of Margaret River in Western Australia are not only beautiful but also home to some of Australia's biggest and best surf. Margaret River is not just one beach but a stretch of coast bursting with fantastic beaches. Whilst the backdrop varies from beach to beach you'll find white sand and turquoise waters the length of this coastline. As an added bonus, Margaret River… read more »

  • Cable Beach

    Cable Beach
    © Christopher Roe / 123rf

    Cable Beach in Broome is a long, flat, sandy beach, and by long we mean 22 kilometres (15 miles) long. It isn't just quantity over quality either; the beach here is beautiful white sand lapped by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Much Cable beach backs on to gently sloping sand dunes, and in other places there are low cliffs of deep red sandstone.

    Given… read more »

  • Geordie Bay // Rottnest Island

    Geordie Bay
    gérard

    Lying on its northern coast facing out into nothing but the deep blue, Geordie Bay boasts one of the largest beaches on Rottnest Island. Its proximity to those lucky enough to be resident on the island all year round means that there are plenty of close amenities and accommodation options, as well as a café, store, and public toilets on the beach itself.

    The popularity of… read more »

  • Gnaraloo

    Gnaraloo
    © Dougierem

    Well off the beaten track, Gnaraloo is on the stunning Coral Coast, reached along a lonely dirt track road 150km north of Carnarvon. A 4WD vehicle is recommended if you want to get here in one piece. The nearest landmark is the 90,000 hectare Gnaraloo Homestead and Sheep Station.

    The dramatic location and unspoilt natural beauty is what appeals to those who make the journey to… read more »

  • Little Beach (Two Peoples Bay)

    Little Beach (Two Peoples Bay)
    jackoscage

    Little Beach is a gorgeous white sandy beach within the Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve, about 35 km east of Albany in WA. Arguably one of the most beautiful beaches on the southwest coast, it has dazzling white sand, turquoise waves and is backed by tree-covered hills.

    Access is along Valiant Road to the small beach car park and then down steps or… read more »

  • Lucky Bay

    Lucky Bay
    Stan Feldman

    Lucky Bay is reputed to be Australia's whitest beach, making it an idyllic beach to visit with its pristine sand and aquamarine water. Views from the beach look out across the Recherche Archipelago, adding further to the natural beauty.

    Stretching for 5km, Lucky Bay is one of a series of beaches and coves along the Cape Le Grand National Park coastline. You'll usually have the beach… read more »

  • Pinky Beach // Rottnest Island

    Pinky Beach
    © Eva Tillmann

    One of Rottnest Island's north facing beaches, Pinky Beach is known for its tranquil atmosphere. Located close to Thomson Bay, the island's primary settlement, its white sands are a good length, alongside shallows that gleam in the sunlight like jewels.

    Backed by grassy dunes, Pinky Beach offers views of the historic Bathurst Lighthouse. One of two such structures on the island, it was built in 1899.… read more »

  • The Basin // Rottnest Island

    The Basin
    Brian Carlson

    Previously named Australia's top beach, an award not easy to come by in a country with 25,000 kilometres of coast, The Basin is just ten minutes from the main settlement of Thomson Bay.

    Edged by rocks and a fragile dune system, The Basin's sparkling sands slip into shallows that have long attracted swimmers, while its less-sheltered offshore reaches are a major attraction for surfers.

    At the peak… read more »

  • Turquoise Bay

    Turquoise Bay
    Dan Nevill

    The white sands and stunning aquamarine waters that Turquoise Bay is known for, make this one of the best places for relaxing in Western Australia. About 60 km northwest of Exmouth, it's part of the Ningaloo Marine Park.

    The clear waters make it is a top spot for snorkelling with an amazing diversity of corals, fish and marine life reasonably close to shore. The best… read more »

  • Scarborough Beach

    Scarborough Beach
    David Jones

    Fans of Scarborough Beach claim it's the "best white sand surf beach in the world"! It certainly delivers some of Perth's best surf breaks with epic waves at times.

    Located 20 minutes northwest of Perth city centre, and on a regular bus route, it's easy to reach. Once there, this beautiful beach has oodles of things to do including swimming, surfing, bodyboarding, fishing, basketball shooting… read more »

  • Blue Haven Beach

    Blue Haven Beach
    Graeme Churchard

    Blue Haven Beach gets its name by being more protected from the wind than many of its neighbouring reaches of white sand, as well as from having exquisite blue waters. Accessed via Twilight Beach Road, Blue Haven Beach begins its run of 1.4 kilometres on the western side of Chapmans Peak, and continues until it meets a headland of solid granite.

    The western end of Blue… read more »

  • Burns Beach

    Burns Beach
    Andrew Owens

    Burns Beach is a firm favourite with families as it is just 30 minutes north from Perth on the Mitchell Freeway. You can even get here by train to Joondalup and then by local bus in less than an hour.

    Burns is a sheltered 2 km beach backed by white calcarenite cliffs reaching 10-15m in height. Steps lead down from the Foreshore Lookout to the… read more »

  • Eighty Mile Beach

    Eighty Mile Beach
    Linear77

    Located between Port Hedland and Broome, Eighty Mile Beach parallels the Great Northern Highway and is Western Australia's longest uninterrupted beach.

    Despite its name, it actually extends for 137 miles (220km) and was formerly known as 90-Mile Beach, so it's probably got a bit of an identity crisis.

    However you look at it, this endless sandy beach is a paradise for shelling (there are plenty of… read more »