Beaches

Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches in the City of Joondalup whether its for watersports, relaxation or a day out with the family.

Best beaches for families
A day out at the beach is an iconic Australian tradition and the City is home to some of the best family friendly beaches in Perth. Hillarys Marina Beach (situated within Hillarys Boat Harbour) is a great spot for toddlers and young children. The beach is sheltered from waves by the marina providing calm waters for young ones plus toilets and cafes close by.

Best beaches for swimming
Whilst most beaches are great for swimming, Sorrento and Mullaloo are the local favourites and it’s easy to see why. Beautiful white sand, turquoise waters and surf lifesaving patrols make these two beaches some of Perth’s best. Both beaches have convenient parking, toilet facilities and food and beverage options. Mullaloo Beach was also included in the top 50 WA beaches as ranked by Perth is Ok in 2022.

Best beaches for snorkelling
Marmion Marine Park runs the length of the City’s coastline providing a number of great dive and snorkel locations. Marmion Beach is a great spot for avid snorkellers to discover the marine life and underwater plinths which are part of the Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club Dive and Snorkel Trail. Boyinaboat Reef is located approx. 75m from the Hillarys Boat Harbour groyne and is another great snorkel site. For a full list of great dive and snorkel locations visit the Department of Parks and Wildlife website.

Best beaches for water activities
For those looking for a more exciting beach visit, the City has popular kite surfing spots at North Mullaloo and Pinnaroo Point. Windy afternoons on the coast make for great kite surfing conditions.

Calm early morning waters along the coast are also ideal for stand up paddle (SUP) boarding and fishing. Popular fishing areas include Burns Beach, Ocean Reef Boat Harbour, Pinnaroo Point and Mullaloo Beach (north of the main car park) and Hillarys Boat Harbour (on any of the moles). There are also a number of fishing charters that depart from Hillarys Boat Harbour for the keenest anglers.