A number of swimming beaches are located within the City of Joondalup, with the most popular beaches patrolled regularly by lifeguards, from October to March.

The City’s most popular swimming beaches include:

  • Mullaloo – one of Western Australia’s most visited beaches located next to the Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club and the very popular Tom Simpson Park.
  • Sorrento – Sorrento Beach is great for families and swimmers. Located directly south of Hillarys Boat Harbour, it also has popular cafes and BBQ park areas that surround this highly visited beach.  Please Note: Due to the current condition of the beach enclosure and recent storm events the City is unable to guarantee that the enclosure will restrict the entry of marine life, possibly including sharks, into the swimming area. The City advises that, as with all other beaches, you swim at your own risk. At its November 2020 meeting, Joondalup Council unanimously resolved to remove the Sorrento Beach enclosure due to the compromised integrity of the structure. Removal of the existing structure is likely to commence on Monday 23 November 2020. Some sections of the beach will not be available for use by the public during this time. The City will investigate options for the provision of a replacement enclosure. This will enable the City to adequately investigate and plan appropriately to implement a new enclosure, aided by the lessons learnt from the Sorrento Beach enclosure.
  • Hillarys Boat Harbour – based inside the protected waters of the harbour, this beach provides a safe swimming area for families with young children.
  • Hillarys – is another popular, safe and accessible beach located north of the Hillarys Boat Harbour, with ample parking and picnic facilities.

Local Surf Clubs within the City of Joondalup include:

  • Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club
  • Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club.

The City also manages Craigie Leisure Centre which is a great place for lap swimming and recreational swimming, with energy efficient water temperature control.