Located on the promenade overlooking the Indian Ocean, Scarborough is home to the only beachside pool in Western Australia, geothermally heated so it can be enjoyed all year round. The main lap pool heated to a perfect 27 degrees has eight 50 metre lanes and four 25 metre lanes so there is plenty of space for swimmers of all abilities. In addition, there is a separate shallow leisure pool heated to 32 degrees which is ideal for swimming lessons and relaxing.
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Swim, relax or dine
The pool complex includes Cocolat Café open to pool users and beachgoers alike and La Capannina Italian restaurant with beautiful views of the Indian Ocean.
This area gets its name from the 1950s and 60s when Scarborough Beach was Perth’s heart of rock’n’roll. Like its predecessor, the 21st-century version is a favourite stomping ground for young West Australians keen to try out new moves. The new Snake Pit centres on a three-tier skate park, one of the biggest and most diverse in the country.
This multi-use area caters for a range of events, exhibitions, and sports including skateboarding, scooter and BMX. At 3.6m deep the international-level competition skate bowl it is not for the faint-hearted. The other skate areas are full of ramps, rails and banks plus a half-court basketball court and climbing facility.
Age and skill are no barriers for the bouldering wall which can be enjoyed by small children or reconfigured for serious climbers during competitions with 198m2 of climbable surface and 1350 holds. The foot supports sit at a safe maximum height of 1.5m and the walls are surrounded by soft fall flooring.
Watch the excitement from Sunset Hill
The Indian Ocean provides a stunning backdrop and nearby Sunset Hill a vantage point for spectators to view the Snake Pit.
Scarborough Amphitheatre is located on the foreshore of Scarborough Beach and serves as a relaxing place to catch up with friends, grab a bite to eat and watch the sunset over the beautiful Indian Ocean.
Soak up the sunset
The Amphitheatre is a great place for visitors to enjoy a picnic and watch the sunset. It is also the home of many events during the year and the hub of the Thursday Night Markets during the summer. Check the events calendar for more info.
The expansive grassed area to the north of the Ampitheatre named Sunset Hill is a great place for you to picnic with friends, play with the kids or just take a break and soak in everything that makes Scarborough Beach such a special place.
Picnic with the family
Bring a rug, relax and enjoy uninterrupted 180 degree views as you watch or photograph the sun setting into the Indian Ocean.
The square is designed to accommodate events and pop up stalls and is home to the Thursday Night Markets during the summer.
Catch some shade
The artwork along the square tells the Noongar tale of a group of children who go missing and how the spirit woman Tjunta finds them. To view the Scarborough attractions and public art map, click here.
This story has been sandblasted and painted in five places around the Scarborough Beach Foreshore and you can follow the Tjunta Trail from the start of the story - on the lower promenade next to the Lotterywest Whale Playground - to the end which finishes on the upper promenade in Scarborough Square, south west of the Clock Tower.
The whale playground is full of unique and creative play elements that will keep kids entertained for hours on end. Loaded with features to explore, it incorporates climbing structures, swings, slides and a cubby house with a million-dollar view.
Stay and play
The playground is also an art piece in its own right. It is inspired by stories from Noongar culture and the connection to the environment, where the belief is a whale will beach itself when it comes to the end of its life so it can return to an ancestor’s spirit to the land.
The playground is located near to the beginning of the Tjunta Trail which tells the tale of a group of children who go missing and how the spirit woman Tjunta finds them.