City Beach

Drawing in a more upmarket crowd, this beach hosts a chic yet casual atmosphere and is located 15 minutes from Perth CBD. The 500m long white sanded beach is backed by a soft grassed area, where you will often find families enjoying a picnic or BBQ while their children play on one of the multiple shaded playgrounds.

Weather 30°
Water 23°
UV Rating 10
City Beach

Beach Patrol

There are currently no beach patrols operational at this beach. Surf Life Saving Club patrols will re-commence later in the year. In the meantime, for up to date information around beach closures and safety, follow us on twitter

Ongoing Hazards

Beach Rips

Shallow Sandbars

Strong Currents

Heavy Shorebreak

The City Beach SLSC was established in 1924 and has since patrolled a 2.5km section of the beach, from the northern end of "No Man's Land" up to the two groynes that lie either side of the City Beach SLSC.

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You will find two purpose-built groynes here which block large waves from the main swimming area, providing calm waters for young or inexperienced swimmers. The surf lifesaving tower at the end of the southern groyne also delivers an extra level of surveillance and safety.

City Beach provides visitors with toilet, shower, change rooms and BBQ facilities on the grassed area directly above the beach. You will often find yoga, boot camp and beach volleyball here. If you are looking for something to eat, you will find the Hamptons, Odyssea and Clancy’s fish pub here providing quality food and ocean views at moderate-high prices.

There are over 1000 free parking bays along the foreshore if you choose to drive to this beach, as well as ACROD parking and wheelchair access.

Transport to this beach via train or bus is simple using the Transperth Journey planner.

Beach Information

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Swimming Info

This beach is very popular due to its calm waters, with large waves blocked by the groynes. Rips are less common here however do occur during days with large waves, mainly in winter. When waves are breaking across the bars, rips run out against the groynes.

Surfing Info

City Beach’s low waves are kind to beginner surfers and thanks to the steady sea breezes here, kite surfing is also very popular. The best beach breaks are amongst the higher waves at the Scarborough-Trigg end of the beach, with the most attention surrounding the groynes.