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.

Joondalup Library


Joondalup Library is one of the busiest public library in Western Australia. Joondalup Library opened its doors in 1997 as part of a civic and administration centre. Since then it has been proudly serving Joondalup’s community, providing access to meeting rooms, technology and a vast range of books, DVDs, CDs and other formats, just to name a few.

Reference collection

Located on the lower ground floor within the Joondalup Library, the Reference area houses a large collection suitable for students and researchers of all ages.

Local History collection

Joondalup Library houses the purpose-built Local History areas on the lower ground floor.

Facilities and services



Duncraig Library


Duncraig Library is a vibrant and welcoming community space enjoyed by people of all ages. The library opened in 1974 and as one of the top ten busiest Libraries in the state, it remains a favourite place for people to experience, learn and socialise.

In April 2019 a community artwork collaboration between students at Duncraig Primary School and WA artist Andrew Frazer was unveiled on the front wall. It celebrates the surrounding native flora and complements the flourishing community garden located in the library courtyard and surrounds. The garden is managed by Duncraig Edible Garden, a community driven project that promotes values of community, sustainability and sharing economies.

Come and experience the wonderful space and enjoy the broad range of programs, activities and events on offer; or just sit, relax and have some quiet time and a good read.

Facilities and services


  • Wheelchair access
  • Bike racks
  • Disabled/pram/seniors parking
  • Accessible public toilets
  • Hearing loop
  • After hours return chute
  • Books on Wheels Service
  • Evacuation Plan




Your Libraries act as venues to view some of the City’s current Public Art Collection such as paintings, photography, mosaics, murals and sculptures. Take a tour of the art collection on display in the Joondalup Library and Local History/Reference area or search the City’s register.

Public toilet facilities

There are public toilet facilities in the City parks below. All public toilets are on a cleaning schedule.

Open 24 hours Open 6.00am – 8.00pm – Auto door timer
Burns Beach Park, Burns Beach Admiral Park, Heathridge
Central Park, Joondalup Barridale Park, Kingsley
Harbour View, Hillarys – TEMPORARILY CLOSED COVID-19 Beldon Park, Beldon
Hillarys Animal beach, Hillarys Belrose Park, Kallaroo
Hillarys North beach, Hillarys Blackall Park, Greenwood
Hillarys Park, Hillarys Blackboy Park, Mullaloo
Iluka Foreshore Toilets, Iluka Bramston Park – UAT only, Burns Beach
Key West, Mullaloo Bridgewater Park, Kallaroo
Marmion Beach, Marmion Caledonia Park, Currambine
Mullaloo North, Mullaloo Camberwarra Park, Craigie
Mullaloo South, Mullaloo Charonia Park, Mullaloo
Neil Hawkins Park, Joondalup Chichester Park – UAT only, Woodvale
Ocean Reef Boat Harbour, Ocean Reef Christchurch Park, Currambine
Pinnaroo Point, Hillarys Delamere Park, Currambine
Reid Promenade, Joondalup Ellersdale Park, Warwick
Sorrento North, Sorrento Emerald Park, Edgewater
Sorrento South, Sorrento Glengarry Park, Duncraig
Whitfords Nodes, Hillarys Hawker Park, Warwick
James Cook Park – South, Hillarys
Juniper Park, Duncraig
Korella Park, Mullaloo
Lexcen Park, Ocean Reef
MacDonald Park / Fleur Freame, Padbury
Marri Park – Lower, Duncraig
Mawson Park, Hillarys
Melene Park, Duncraig
Mirror Park, Ocean Reef
Moolanda Park, Kingsley
Ocean Reef Park, Ocean Reef
Otago Park, Craigie
Penistone Park – Upper UAT only, Greenwood
Prince Regent Park, Heathridge
Robin Park, Sorrento
Santiago Park, Ocean Reef
Seacrest Park, UAT only, Sorrento
Sorrento Soccer – UAT only, Sorrento
Timberlane Park – UAT only, Woodvale
Warwick Hockey Stadium – UAT only, Warwick
Warrandyte Park, UAT only, Craigie
Windermere Park, Joondalup



Iluka Beach


Featuring a small beach gazebo at one end of the beach and a boardwalk at the other, this small but idyllic location is popular for families looking for a sheltered stretch of beach to have a picnic or a dip in the crystal clear waters in this pristine part of Marmion Marine Park. If the kids are feeling more adventurous, perhaps visit the lookout and Iluka Foreshore Park with playground with toilet and BBQ facilities only a short walk away.

Iluka Beach is connected to the extensive and beautiful coastal footpath meandering along the coastline, providing further opportunity to enjoy this region by taking a nice stroll while enjoying the stunning views it offers.

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.

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 Dog Beach

Dog Beach Map

The Hillarys Dog Beach located in Hillarys is a stretch of coastline, dedicated all year round to the exercising of dogs.

Dogs may be exercised within the dog beach area off-lead, but must remain under effective control and supervision.

Dogs may also be exercised within the horse beach area immediately to the north of the dog beach under the following restrictions:

  • AM, Monday to Saturday – dogs must be on a lead at all times
  • PM, Monday to Saturday – dogs can be exercised off lead
  • Sunday – dogs can be exercised off lead all day.

Dogs may not enter the beach via the Whitford Nodes South Car Park beach access path or the northern Hillarys Marina groyne. However, they may be walked on-leash along the dual-use pathway to the designated dog beach area.

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.