Beaches

The City of Stirling manages 7.5km of coastline, reserves and surf beaches, from Peasholm St Dog Beach to Watermans Bay. We are the only council in WA that has year-round lifeguard patrols. 

The City is responsible for facilitating and overseeing the staging of various activities, promotions, events, competitions and much more held along our beautiful coastline. Most activity on beaches and reserves requires approval by the City to ensure the safety of our community and that all activity complies with local laws and legislation.

You can find out more information about your local beach and it's facilities below: 

Peasholm Dog Beach

Peasholm Dog Beach is located between Floreat and Scarborough Beach. It has lots of space for dogs to run around and is a great spot for swimming or surfing.

Facilities include:

  • Dog beach
  • Public bathrooms
  • Showers
  • Lawn area
  • Dog wash
  • Change area
  • Drink fountain
  • Animal drink facilities
  • Free car parking with flood lighting.

Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach is located at the end of Brighton Road, 400m south of Scarborough Beach lifeguard tower. The beach has lifeguards patrolling year-round which makes it perfect for surfing, kite surfing and swimming.

Facilities include:

  • Lifeguards
  • Public bathrooms
  • Indoor showers
  • Outdoor showers
  • Free parking.

Scarborough Beach

Scarborough Beach is located at the Esplanade at the end of Scarborough Beach Road.
This is the City’s most popular beach with easy access to public transport. White sand and big waves make this a favourite location for surfing, swimming and water sports.

Facilities include:

  • Lifeguards
  • Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club
  • Function rooms
  • Amphitheatre
  • Beach pool
  • Skate bowl
  • Basketball court
  • Bouldering wall
  • Beach wheelchair
  • Public bathrooms
  • Lawn area
  • Drink fountains
  • Change rooms
  • Outdoor showers
  • Free car parking
  • ACROD parking.

Scarborough Amphitheatre

The open air amphitheatre is used for sporting tournaments, concerts, cultural and corporate events.

Facilities include:

  • Shaded grass areas
  • Grassed tiers
  • Drinking fountains
  • Public bathrooms
  • Indoor showers
  • Outdoor showers
  • Overnight lighting
  • Lookout viewing platforms
  • Power
  • Free parking
  • ACROD parking.

Scarborough Reserve

The reserve is located at the north end of the Esplanade at Scarborough Beach and is perfect for picnics, park sports, birthday parties and gatherings.

Facilities include:

  • Grassed reserve
  • Shaded playground
  • Free gas BBQs
  • Lighting
  • Exercise equipment
  • Public bathrooms
  • Indoor showers
  • Outdoor showers
  • Free parking
  • ACROD parking.

Please note, parking at Scarborough is limited, especially on hot days and during special events. Please plan your journey and check signage when you park your vehicle as parking restrictions apply.    

Parking in the Manning Street carpark is free for the first two hours. You may wish to park further afield and walk a short way, or plan your journey on public transport with the Transperth Journey Planner: www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Journey-Planner.

Trigg Beach

Trigg Beach is a popular location for body boarders, kite surfers and surfers, and is located between Karrinyup Road and south West Coast Highway, Trigg. Trigg Point is also located on this beach and is a suitable location for snorkelling and swimming.

Facilities include:

  • Surfing WA office
  • Dog beach
  • Trigg Island Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Function rooms
  • Clarko Reserve
  • Public bathrooms
  • Playground
  • Shelters
  • BBQ facilities
  • Free parking
  • Ramps
  • ACROD parking.

Mettams Pool

Mettams Pool is located off West Coast Drive, north of Trigg Beach and is a natural rock pool protected by a surrounding reef. The pool is the perfect location for swimmers due to its calm water.

Facilities include:

  • Pergola
  • Grassed areas
  • ACROD ramps to the water
  • Public bathrooms
  • Indoor showers
  • Drink fountains.

Bennion St Beach

Bennion Street Beach is located on West Coast Drive, Trigg and has small dog-friendly area located on the south side.

Facilities include:

  • Drink fountains
  • Lookout
  • Public seating
  • Free parking
  • ACROD parking
  • Ramps.

Hamersley Pool

Hamersley Pool is located on the corner of Hamersley Street and West Coast Drive, 1.6km from Trigg Beach. It is a reef-enclosed, tidal pool that attracts snorkelers and swimmers, and is a popular location for families.

Facilities include: 

  • Grassed area
  • Viewing platforms
  • Public bathrooms
  • Indoor showers
  • Free parking
  • ACROD parking.

North Beach

North Beach is located between Watermans Bay and Trigg Beach on West Coast Drive, North Beach, and is home to Star Swap Bushland Reserve.

This beach is located in Marmion Marine Park and offers calm waters for snorkelling and swimming. North Beach also features a fishing jetty that is located between Castle St and Malcolm Street, North Beach.

Facilities include:

  • Tennis courts
  • Lookouts
  • Free parking
  • ACROD parking
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Public bathroom
  • Indoor Showers.

Watermans Bay

Watermans Bay is located on the corner of Beach Road and West Coast Drive. Due to its playground and  small cove, Watermans Bay is a popular location for families and is ideal for swimming, snorkelling and surfing.

Facilities include:

  • Grassed area
  • Shaded playground
  • Free gas BBQs
  • Public bathrooms
  • Indoor showers
  • Free parking.
Beaches

Beach safety

The City of Stirling aims to provide a safe and attractive environment that people want to visit and enjoy. Through preventative life-saving measures, we strive to keep people from getting into difficulties in the surf. We also provide first aid to any beachgoers who may require assistance.

Beach inspectors

A team of four beach inspectors patrol the City’s beaches 365 days a year. In the past 12 months, the City's beach inspectors and lifeguards have undertaken the following:

  • 452 water rescues
  • 7,208 preventative actions
  • 370 first aid treatments.​

Partnership with surf life saving clubs

The City of Stirling has strong links with the Surf Life Saving Association, and has two volunteer surf life-saving clubs operating within the City. These surf clubs operate a voluntary rescue service on weekends and public holidays between the months of October and March each year.

Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

Address The Esplanade, Scarborough
Telephone (08) 9341 1011

Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

Address West Coast Drive, ​Trigg
Telephone (08) 9447 3556

Law enforcement

Local and state government laws relating to beaches and bathing have been introduced to improve the comfort level of all beach users. The City of Stirling is responsible for the general enforcement of the Local Government Property Local Law 2009.

Did you know?

You must not consume alcohol on any City of Stirling beaches or reserves. Please note that penalties apply.

Beach activities that require approval 

Activities that require approval are those that meet one or more of the following criteria;

  • Event is open to the public
  • Event has an attendance of over 500 people
  • Event is licensed and has food or drink for sale or distribution
  • Event impacts on the general public usage of beaches and coastal areas
  • Event has potential noise and parking implications.

These activities can include concerts, promotions, product sampling, weddings, photography and filming, personal training and outdoor fitness classes and all activity within the Scarborough Amphitheatre.

All venue hire bookings must be submitted by completing the Beach Hire Application Form. Applicants must also read the City’s Beach Services – Terms and Conditions of Hire in advance of submitting an application. Please note that fees apply to most bookings, which have been outlined below.

Beaches hire application form

Events such as small private gatherings, picnics and general exercise and swimming activities do not require approval.

Beach and coastal reserve hire fees

Small events, photography, promotions and general usage

  • For beach/coastal reserve booking hire less than 5 hours - $20 per hour
  • For beach/coastal reserve booking hire for 5 of more hours - $100 per day

Large events

  • Licensed events - $6,000 - $10,000
  • Unlicensed events - $1,000 - $5,000

Please note that all large events will be subjected to a bond payment of $2,000 - $5,000. Prices for all other events are upon application.

More information and contact

For more information, please phone (08) 9205 7472 or beaches@stirling.wa.gov.au