Revision – Sorrento Beach

Sorrento Beach offers excellent family swimming and turquoise water laps against pure white sand, making it an idyllic spot for a relaxing afternoon of beach fun.

Sorrento Beach is located directly south of the bustling Hillarys Boat Harbour, which is home to plenty of restaurants and cafes, as well as the Aquarium of Western Australia.

The Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club provides peace of mind with lifeguard patrols on weekends and public holidays, while midweek lifeguard patrols are provided by the City in conjunction with Surf Life Saving WA.

Removal of Beach Enclosure

The City of Joondalup in conjunction with the State Government installed a beach enclosure at Sorrento Beach in late 2016, however 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 beach enclosure has been completed.

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.

Ninja Warrior Course at Whitfords Nodes

Visitors to Whitfords Nodes Park in Hillarys can unleash their inner warrior at the City of Joondalup park Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course located at the popular health and wellbeing hub located near the 145-step stairway structure and fitness equipment.

The Warrior Course is the first mega course in Australia and has been designed in a similar fashion to the obstacles on the popular Australian Ninja Warrior TV show. The challenge is to complete each obstacle landing only on the green mounds following the circuit route from start to finish.

It is appropriate for users aged 12 and over and is a fun way to develop strength and agility.

Please be aware that this facility is not available for booking or exclusive use by individuals as it is a public facility (similar to the City’s playspaces and other fitness installations).

Important: if you have a medical condition, are overweight, aged over 40 or haven’t exercised in a long time, before starting a new exercise program, you should have a medical check-up. Please note that the City is not liable for any injury or loss sustained as a result of using the equipment.

Mullaloo Beach North

A family favourite, Mullaloo Beach North is a popular swimming beach, ideal for children of all ages, take a dip in the refreshing waters of the Indian Ocean or laze on the soft white sand. Enjoy a stroll, run or a bike ride on the beach paths that connect Mullaloo to neighbouring beaches along the coast.

Mullaloo Beach North features a lookout which sits atop a small hill. Why not take a brief walk to the top and drink in a spectacular Indian Ocean sunset.

Look out for seabirds, dolphins, sea lions, rays and a huge diversity of other species from the beach or lookout.

Hillarys Beach Park (Whitfords Nodes Health and Wellbeing Hub)

Transformation into the health and wellbeing hub

Whitfords Nodes Health and Wellbeing Hub at Hillarys Beach Park now includes a large shaded public playground for the enjoyment of children aged between two and 12 years old. The playground includes swings, combination and climbing units, nature play elements, sand play and all-abilities play. The park also has many undercover picnic settings, benches and barbecues, new tree planting, an improved irrigation system, drink fountains and universal access footpaths.

Visitors to the park can also enjoy the iconic exercise stairway that extends to a height of 22m up the dune landscape and has 145 steps to climb with rest stops along the way. The top offers panoramic views of the coastline and the harbour. The exercise stairway is linked to multiple running tracks of varying lengths and difficulty through the park and the dunes. At the base of the stairway is a dedicated outdoor fitness equipment area suited to body weight exercises and calisthenics.

The health and wellbeing hub is also home to Australia’s largest outdoor park warrior course featuring 16 innovative and challenging obstacles over a 78 metre soft fall surface. Participants can register and record their times via an app, available by scanning a QR code located at the starting line of the course, allowing them to challenge themselves or others.

Dog restriction areas

There are some areas in the City where dogs are prohibited and others where dogs must be on a leash at all times.

This is to assist with the safety and well-being of native animals and birds in and around these areas or in concentrated sporting venues.

Areas where dogs are not permitted

  • Percy Doyle Reserve, Duncraig
  • Heathridge Park, Heathridge
  • Mawson Park, Hillarys
  • Whitford Nodes, Hillarys
  • Blue Lake Park, Joondalup
  • Central Park, Joondalup
  • Neil Hawkins Park, Joondalup
  • Foreshore, Burns Beach to Marmion (apart from Hillarys Dog Beach and the Coastal dual use path)
  • Tom Simpson Park, Mullaloo
  • Macdonald Park, Padbury
  • Craigie Open Space.

Areas where dogs must be on a leash at all times

  • Warwick Open Space
  • Lilburne Park Conservation Area
  • Hepburn Conservation Area
  • Shepherds Bush Park
  • Coastal dual path from Burns Beach to Marmion
  • Dog Beach access path
  • Windermere Park.

Craigie Bushland

Craigie Bushland is classified as a major conservation area and is ranked in the City of Joondalup’s top five bushland areas due to its high biodiversity values, including the Banksia Woodlands Threatened Ecological Community.

The reserve covers approximately 56 hectares of bushland and includes a permanent fenced area of approximately 42 hectares. Quenda, a small native marsupial listed as a Priority 4 fauna species as they are in need of monitoring live within the fenced area.

Burns Beach

A family favourite, Burns Beach is a sheltered swimming spot that sits within the wildlife-rich waters of Marmion Marine Park. Walk the coastal path, relax on the white-sand beach, barbecue in the grassed parks, or just sit atop the limestone cliffs and drink in a spectacular Indian Ocean sunset.

Look out for seabirds, dolphins, sea lions, rays and a huge diversity of other species from the lookout points. Interpretive signs along the way provide insights into the native flora, fauna and history of the area.

Dine ocean-side at the café, or try chasing some fish by throwing in a line from the groyne or northern end of the beach.

Iluka Beach Park

The City boasts 17km of stunning coastline, stretching north from Beach Road in Marmion, through to Burns Beach Road in Burns Beach. The beaches within the City have many facilities, which makes visiting them a pleasurable experience for residents and tourists of all ages.

Ocean Reef Beach

The City boasts 17km of stunning coastline, stretching north from Beach Rd in Marmion, through to Burns Beach Rd in Burns Beach. The beaches within the City have many facilities, which makes visiting them a pleasurable experience for residents and tourists of all ages.

Hillarys Boat Harbour

Hillarys Boat Harbour is one of Western Australia’s top award- winning tourist attractions offering a wide appeal of day time and night life entertainment. It is home to AQWA – the Aquarium of WA, boasting the largest aquarium and underwater glass tunnel in Australia.

Hillarys is the perfect place for kids with beautifully groomed public parklands and a sheltered beach easily accessible by pram or wheelchair. Visitors can enjoy leisure and adventure activities such as boat cruises, seasonal whale watching, jet skiing, deep-sea fishing, diving, jet boarding and helicopter flights.

Hillarys is also the perfect place to relax with a great variety of bespoke art and souvenir shops, cocktail bars, fine-dining and family-friendly restaurants.

Sorrento Beach

Sorrento Beach offers excellent family swimming and turquoise water laps against pure white sand, making it an idyllic spot for a relaxing afternoon of beach fun. The City of Joondalup in conjunction with the State Government installed a beach enclosure at Sorrento Beach in late 2016.

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.

Sorrento Beach is located directly south of the bustling Hillarys Boat Harbour which is home to plenty of restaurants and cafes, as well as the Aquarium of Western Australia.

The Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club provides peace of mind with lifeguard patrols on weekends and public holidays, while midweek lifeguard patrols are provided by the City in conjunction with Surf Life Saving WA.

Mullaloo Beach

Mullaloo Beach is a popular swimming beach, ideal for children of all ages, Take a dip in the refreshing waters of the Indian Ocean or laze on the soft white sand. Enjoy a stroll, run or a bike ride on the beach paths that connect Mullaloo to neighbouring beaches along the coast.

Children will enjoy playing in the superb playground facilities and parklands overlooking the beach. Bring along a picnic lunch and settle down under the shady trees for the afternoon or indulge in a feast of fish and chips whilst admiring the stunning Western Australian sunset.

The Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club provides peace of mind with lifeguard patrols on weekends and public holidays, while midweek lifeguard patrols are provided by the City in conjunction with Surf Life Saving WA.

Pinnaroo Point Beach Park

Pinnaroo Point Beach Park is an excellent spot for windsurfers as well as intermediate and expert kite surfers during the day and a great fishing spot at night.

To the south of Pinnaroo Point, visitors can head to Whitfords Horse Beach and Hillarys Dog Beach, a stretch of coastline dedicated to the exercising of horses and dogs. With increased parking, mobile food vendors and a dog washing service, the horse beach and the dog beach make for a great day out for the family and animal enthusiasts.

Marmion Beach

The City boasts 17km of stunning coastline, stretching north from Beach Rd in Marmion, through to Burns Beach Rd in Burns Beach. The beaches within the City have many facilities, which makes visiting them a pleasurable experience for residents and tourists of all ages.