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’s our wrap of the best beachside venues in Perth.
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 margaritas and tacos on a Monday and half price pizza Wednesdays—sounds like a win to us.
Is there anything better than sipping on a margarita while looking at (ok eating) guacamole and tacos? Yes. Sipping them 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.
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—think roast Moreton Bay bugs, hand made samosas and beef cheek hot pockets. There’s also a pretty sweet breakfast menu and with views like this, there’s no better way to start the day.
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. Whatever you choose, you won’t be disappointed. Wood fired Abrolhos scallops, spring pea risotto, charcoal roasted barramundi—the options are endless. Wash it all down with a burnt orange and pineapple margarita and you’ll be one happy little beachgoer.
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. From fresh (or more indulgent) brekkies, to all sorts of Bloody Marys and a decadent dining menu, head there on the weekend for brunch and we guarantee you’ll be heading back pretty damn soon for sunset drinks and dinner on the deck.
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.
Good coffee, great eats and impressive ocean views make Voyage one pretty little place to catch up with your favourite people over a caffeinated brew, cheeky cocktail lunch or epic long table dinner. Fancy something just a little bit different? Voyage’s Pink High Tea serves up all the classics paired with a modern take on the afternoon ritual. Expect nothing but the best with dishes like seafood croquettes with manchego cheese, mini tiramisu trifles and chocolate ganache truffles with pistachio. Pair all this with an endless supply of freshly brewed tea and coffee whilst looking out over that spectacular sea of blue—it’s a yes from us.
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.
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Image credit: Coast, Island Market, The Shorehouse, Emma Bryant