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Explore Scarborough

Scarborough Beach is one of the most popular spots for beach-goers on the Perth coast.

Scarborough Beach is a vibrant stretch of coastline with bustling pedestrian promenades, a children’s adventure playground, art projects, variety of skate bowls, climbing wall, half-court basketball, exercise equipment, amphitheatre and magnificent Sunset Hill. There are many cafés, bars, restaurants and shops and a large range of accommodation from backpacker hostels, affordable family apartments to luxury hotels with ocean views. Check out Destination WA's episode on Scarborough Beach here or download the Sunset Coast Map for more information. 

Canoe Ocean Racing World Champsionship

Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships Community Fun Day

Scarborough Beach!

Saturday 2 December 2023

11.00am – 6.00pm

Come down to enjoy a bunch of free activities including retail markets, mini golf, a mermaid meet-and-greet, licensed area, dodgeball plus much more!

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Scarborough Beach Pool

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.

For more information and opening times, click here.

Scarborough Beach Pool

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.

Snake Pit

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.

Snake Pit

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

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.

Scarborough Amphitheatre

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, including the Thursday Night Markets during the summer. Check the events calendar for more info. 

Sunset Hill

The expansive grassed area to the north of the Amphitheatre 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.

Scarborough Square

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.

Whale Playground

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. 


Whale Playground

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.

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  • Enjoy the culinary delights of Scarborough where you are spoilt for choice with a mix of restaurants, cafes and bars.Enjoy the culinary delights of Scarborough where you are spoilt for choice with a mix of restaurants, cafes and bars.
  • Sit back and watch the sunset from Sunset HillSit back and watch the sunset from Sunset Hill
  • Plenty of nightlife to entertain!Plenty of nightlife to entertain!
  • Drinks on a table.
  • People playing basketball outside.
  • Yogurt breakfast.
  • Man serving child candy.
  • Child selecting ice cream from shop.
  • Outdoor pool.
  • Outdoor skatepark.
  • Father and son carrying surfboards.

Eat, play, relax

The City is a vibrant hub of activity with many things to see and do, places to stay and restaurants to dine in. 




Summer Special Offers

All through Summer and to celebrate huge local events, local businesses have a variety of offers available to people visiting Scarborough.

Please note the below are third party offers. The City of Stirling does not warrant or guarantee any of the below offers or organisations/businesses. Please read the Terms and Conditions of the participating business to redeem.

Member prices | Scarborough Sports and Community Club – Skinny Jimmy’s           

Enjoy ‘Members Prices’ across a range of great meals available at Skinny Jimmy’s from Wednesdays through to Saturdays.

Club members prices available for interstate club members.

Website www.ssclub.net.au

Facebook www.facebook.com/ScarboroughSportsCC 

10% off | Ooh La Lash Lounge   

10% of full set of lashes. Book online on our Facebook page and quote ‘City of Stirling’.

Facebook www.facebook.com/Oohlalashperth/

Breakfast special | Zoie Cafe 

Classic Bacon and Egg Roll and a Medium Coffee - $21         

Includes standard medium coffee or tea. Alternative milk, extra shots, or syrups will incur an extra charge.          

Website www.zoielife.com.au 

Facebook www.facebook.com/zoiecafe

One-week unlimited yoga offer | The Yoga Garage     

One-week unlimited yoga for $65.

Website www.theyogagarageperth.com.au

30% off | Dominos Scarborough

Enjoy 30% off at the Scarborough Dominos store.

Min $22 order for delivery.

Website www.dominos.com.au/store/wa-scarborough-98253  

Doric Street Cafe and Kitchen           

A variety of food and drinks, dine-in and takeaway.

Website www.doricstreetcafe.com.au

Instagram www.instagram.com/doricstreetcafe

Facebook www.facebook.com/doricst

15% off meals | Lady Latte

15% off any meal on menu. Excludes drinks and coffee.

Website www.ladylatte.com.au 

Ramada Vetroblu Scarborough Beach      

Short-stay accommodation special offers.

Website www.ramadavetrobluscarboroughbeach.com   

Indian Ocean Hotel

Hotel, bar and bistro with free pool and spa access, and free entry for events Monday through to Thursday. 

Website https://www.indianoceanhotel.com.au/

15% off | La Vela Italian Restaurant

Receive a 15% discount at La Vela Italian Restaurant.

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pmwtrust1?mibextid=LQQJ4d

Free nut butter | The Acai Corner

Receive one free nut butter on any full-size acai bowl.

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/theacaicorner/

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