Sorrento Beach is one of Perth's traditional northern beach suburbs and site of the Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club which was established in 1958. It is part of the first continuous sandy beach north of Trigg Island. However, problems with beach erosion have led to the construction of three 50 m long rock groynes across the 600 m long beach. The groynes are located either side of the surf club, while 500 m north of the club is the large curving southern breakwater of Hillarys Boat Harbour, which extends 1 km out to sea. Waves average about 1 m and maintain a relatively steep beach with a narrow, continuous attached bar. There is a large car park off the highway adjacent to the surf club. Today the surf club with its high watch tower sits between the two groynes, with a seawall fronting the club and car park.
General Beach Hazard Rating: 4 - Moderately hazardous.
|Local Cafes and Takeaways|
|* ||Vincenzo's||473 Beach Rd Carine WA 6020||(08) 9448 0347|
|* ||Pasta On The Terrace||111c Flora Tce North Beach WA 6020||(08) 9203 5220|
|* ||Seacrest Fish Bar||Shop 3/Seacrest Vlg Shopping Cntr Sorrento WA 6020||(08) 9246 1036|
|* ||Sharky's Fish & Chips||Shop 52 Sorrento Quay Hillarys Boat Harbour Sorrento WA 6020||(08) 9243 8000|
|* ||Carine Pizza & Italian||Carine Glades Shopping Cntr Carine WA 6020||(08) 9448 0444|
|* ||Sparks Cafe||Shop 23, 1 North Beach Rd North Beach WA 6020||(08) 9448 9399|
|* ||Ocean Dragon Chinese||33 West Coast Drv Waterman WA 6020||(08) 9246 3868|
|* ||Pelican Sports Cafe||Shop 23, 1 North Beach Rd North Beach WA 6020||(08) 9448 9399|
|* ||Sessions Food Coffee Wine||111B Flora Tce North Beach WA 6020||(08) 9246 1440|
|* ||The Wild Fig Cafe||Crn Elsie St & West Coast Drv Watermans Bay WA 6020||(08) 9246 9222|
|* ||Something Fishy Seafood Takeaway||Shop 5 19 Sheppard Wy Marmion WA 6020||(08) 9448 1388|
|* ||Michel's Patisserie||6 Parkvista Gr Carine WA 6020||(08) 9447 9725|
Sorrento is one of Perth’s least hazardous beaches, so long as you stay in the central patrol area and clear of the groynes.
The highest waves tend to occur toward the northern end where they can produce low beach breaks. Only a large southwest swell will produce a rideable wave.