With our ridiculously good looking coastline, sunsets over crystal clear waters and jaw-dropping views of the Indian Ocean, it would be rude not to sit back and relax over a cold bevvie or two and take it all in.
We hear it time and time again, we’re blessed with the best beaches in the world, and there’s nothing we agree with more. With the summer sun on its way out, it’s the perfect time to get out, soak up some rays and explore some epic coastal hangouts.
Here are 10 of the best beachside venues in Perth.
Head to The Shorehouse at any time of the day to soak up the seriously stunning views and beautiful interiors. Whether you want to stroll in with sandy feet to enjoy a drink on the deck, take part in a lazy brunch or get all dressed up for a night out of delicious eats and drinks, this is one beachside spot that will not disappoint. Plus, they've just given the space and menu a little revamp, so even more reason to pop in.
With some of the most beautiful views in Perth, Odyssea is definitely one of our go-to's for a mind-blowing meal by the beach. Think seasonal produce in a modern Australian style that’s light, fresh and healthy. The crew here gives veggies the royal treatment, so don’t skip your greens, and don’t miss dessert. Grab a seat on the deck, order up and enjoy a few wines from Odyssea’s sophisticated wine list.
Is there anything better than sipping on a margarita and smashing down some guacamole and tacos? Yes. Doing all the above whilst looking out over the beach. El Grotto is one of our favourite little Scarborough hangouts and for good reason. A seriously cool Mexican themed interior with a well-stocked tequila bar and live music make El Grotto one popular Sunday-sesh destination. While we love a good Sunday arvo out, we reckon an after work drink, boozy lunch or Mexican midweek feast all sound pretty good too.
Bib & Tucker
Bib & Tucker has some serious street cred in Perth’s food game and after dining here it’s a no brainer as to how they’ve gained their legendary status. With sweeping views of Leighton Beach and incredible food, this is one place you’ll want to make your regular. The seriously awesome people here are all about great West Aussie produce with a relaxed ethos and modern seasonal menu showcasing the best of what’s on offer. Wash it all down with a burnt orange and pineapple margarita and you’ll be one happy little beachgoer.
Island Market and Canteen
There’s nothing not to love about Trigg Beach—home to one of the best surfing spots in Perth, a stunning eatery and laid back diner paired with those awe-inspiring Indian Ocean views, this beach really does have it all. Head to Canteen with wet hair and bathers (and possibly a pooch in tow) for a super chill coffee and bite to eat—there’s brekky trays, poke bowls, fish and chips and burgers. And if you’re after something just a little bit classier, Island Market has you covered. Insane views, an incredible share menu and Instagrammable interiors will have you hankering to come back for more.
The Beach House
If you don’t hail from this neck of the woods, we promise it’s worth the drive. With floor to ceiling windows and an open layout, the views from The Beach House make this spot the ideal place to kick back and relax while you look out over our dreamy coast. Everything on the menu here is delicious and you can expect nothing but dishes full of flavour. There’s also a pretty sweet breakfast menu and with views like this, there’s no better way to start the day.
Bathers Beach House
We could not be happier that Perth has landed itself a licensed beachfront bar and restaurant with Bathers Beach House. You can quite literally book yourself a couple of beach loungers and sip on a well-earned cocktail with the sand between your toes as you dream of being on a beach-side holiday. Order a few share plates or go all out with the seafood platter. It doesn’t get much better than this.
The Little Bay
Brought to you by the geniuses behind Little h and Meelup Farmhouse, this oh-so-pretty beachside gem is dishing out the goods. Grab a coffee on the go or settle in for breakfast or a long lunch to soak up the fresh modern space with minimalistic coastal vibes as you people watch all those crazy exercise fanatics on West Coast Highway. The beach views are nothing short of amazing too. Our pick of the all day brunch menu (only our favourite kind of menu) is the coconut pancakes—fresh, fruity and all sorts of tropical cool.
If Covid cancelled your European holiday plans, Il Lido is where you need to head to stat. This coastal locale looks out over one of Perth’s best beaches and serves up some damn fine Italian cuisine. Order a Spritz and peruse the menu before settling on all sorts of cold cuts, cheeses, pastas and a bottle of your favourite Italian wine. Head there with a group and get your hands on as much as you possibly can. Open for brekky, lunch and dinner, Il Lido is one place you need to immediately add to your dining bucket list.
Coast Port Beach
It doesn’t get more Perth than Coast in North Freo. Pop in for a post-swim feed or get all glammed up and head into the restaurant where you’ll have your pick of local seafood, finger lickin’ burgers, woodfired pizzas and fresh salads. Plus, there’s a heap of deals to get around like $5 mid-week margaritas—sounds like a win to us.
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Image credit: The Shorehouse, Island Market, Emma Bryant