Scarborough Beach

Stretching for 2.5kms, the newly redeveloped Scarborough Beach is one of Perth’s most iconic northern beaches, popular among both locals and tourists. This busy beach is known for its regular swell and large waves, drawing in surfers (including kite and windsurfers) from all around Perth.

Beach Patrol

Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club conducts patrols of Scarborough Beach over weekends and public holidays between October and April each year. For further information regarding patrol dates and times, visit

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Ongoing Hazards

Beach Rips

Shallow Sandbars

Strong Currents

This beach has been home to Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club since 1928 and provides a strong team of volunteers who help keep the busy beach safe.

Stretching for 2.5kms, the newly redeveloped Scarborough Beach is one of Perth’s most iconic northern beaches.

The huge redevelopment of Scarborough Beach has really brought this beach to life and largely improved the change room, toilet and shower (indoor and outdoor) facilities. Free WiFi is also available on the main central beach and foreshore areas, including the amphitheatre.

Stretching along the entire foreshore is a soft, grassed area, very popular for picnics and BBQ’s (free BBQ facilities and picnic tables are available near the southern beach access). Alternatively, there is a wide array of takeaway and dine-in restaurants along the foreshore to suit every taste and budget.

Near the central beach access, you will find a skate park and free rock-climbing wall, whilst near the northern access you will find a large prehistoric themed playground and free outdoor exercise equipment

During the summer and spring months, this beach comes to life with bands often playing in the amphitheatre and weekly sunset markets. When these attractions are on the beach can become very crowded and parking difficult to find.

If you are driving to the beach, there are roughly 1400 free parking bays along the foreshore, however, they fill up fast during busy summer periods. ACROD bays are available and best accessed from Manning Street, Reserve Street or Brighton Road. Please note parking may change during construction.

Alternative parking is available in the multistorey Wilson carpark, located on Manning Street, where you’ll receive the first two hours free of charge, or pay $5 for the whole day. Rendezvous Hotel also offers paid parking, $5 for the first hour, or $30 for a full day.

If you are visiting via public transport there are many buses that drop directly at the entrance of this beach, plan your journey now via the Transperth Journey Planner.

Beach Information

Swimming Info

Many visit Scarborough Beach for the clear waters and big swell, however, if the waves look too deeming, you can choose to swim in the open-air, heated, public pool complex, next to the beach.
The patrolled area offers the safest swimming area and we remind visitors to swim between the red and yellow flags. Care should be taken at Scarborough, as waves are usually bigger and rips more persistent and stronger.

Surfing Info

Scarborough Beach is one of the most popular surf spots in Perth. Locals know the best swell is often around the Brighton Road carpark. Waves on this beach break close to shore to offer short and fast rights and lefts. In summer waves can dump and close out, making green waves hard for beginners to catch.
There are several local businesses in along Scarborough beach which provides surfing lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced surfers