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23 Amazing Western Australian Beaches To Visit With Your Kids

The most family-friendly options up and down the West Coast.

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1. Scarborough Beach, Perth

As well as fab waves for body surfing and hordes of families to play with, there's also loads of seaside fun (read: hot chips and ice cream) along the foreshore.

2. Hillary's Beach, Perth

Part of the Hillary's Boat Harbour precinct, this beach has shops nearby, ice cream, restaurants, and the rather enormous Great Escape water park with massive slides, mini golf and rock climbing walls.

3. City Beach, Perth

Yes, it actually looks like this in real-life. The pub above the dunes serves great fish and chips, and there's a playground that gets downright Lord of the Flies (pre-apocalyptic turn) on a Sunday afternoon.

4. Cottesloe Beach, Perth

Not a bad spot for a sunset or sandcastle, there's even the rare celebrity sighting along the shoreline from time to time. This beach is also home to the iconic Indiana restaurant, for those that like a spot of fancy nosh.

5. Bathers Beach, Fremantle

Kid-friendly spots like the Roundhouse and the E-Shed markets are all within easy walking distance from this pretty beach. Calm and chilled, Bathers is perfect for pint-sized swimmers.

6. Coogee Beach, Cockburn

What jetty doesn't scream cannonball to a kid? Coogee Beach is close to popular camping spot, Woodman's Point, and is great for swimming, surfing and fishing.

7. Leighton Beach, North Fremantle

Leighton is one of the calmest stretches of beach in WA, with a cafe, plentiful parking and picture perfect white sand. Pooches are also welcome down the northern-end.

8. Mettam's Pool, Trigg

A natural rock pool protected by a surrounding reef, the water is super calm in the summer, and perfect for young swimmers.

9. Mullaloo Beach, Joondalup

Mullaloo has acres of white sand, and luscious grassed areas with barbeques ready to be utilised. Located in the city of Joondalup, Mullaloo is about 20 kilometres out of the CBD.

10. Rockingham Beach, Rockingham

With a park, playground and plenty of bike-friendly pathways, this one's a great option for active families, about 45 minutes out of Perth.

11. Rottnest Island

Accessible by ferry or private boat, you can make a day trip (bring your bikes, buckets and spades) or try your luck at snagging accommodation. There are plenty of beach front barbeque spots, and a local pub that has great views. Plus, QUOKKAS!

12. Turquoise Bay, Exmouth

Snorkeling is a big draw card here with world famous Ningaloo Reef’s main barrier very close to the shore. The local wildlife is also a huge attraction with turtles and rock wallabies easily spotted.

13. Cable Beach, Broome

There's seeing a sunset - then there's seeing a sunset from the back of a camel. Be sure to book in advance, as these rides are super popular and can book out.

14. Monkey Mia, Shark Bay

Kids love this pristine stretch of beach, especially because they can get up close and personal with the dolphins. If they're really lucky, they might even get to help the staff feed them.

15. Eighty Mile Beach, Port Hedland

Halfway between the towns of Broome and Port Hedland, this beach is roughly 220 kilometres long. There's a caravan park nearby, making it a great stop for families on a road trip. It's also a great spot for kids to swim and spot birds.

16. Busselton Beach, Busselton

Busselton Beach jetty is amazing, with a train that runs along it, and an underwater observatory eight metres down, with over 300 marine species. The beach itself is a great swimming spot and there's loads of local accommodation, making it a popular spot for family holidays.

17. Binningup Beach, South-West WA

Treat your kids to an old-school holiday with camping and fishing. Sheltered and calm, there's a reef running parallel to the shore for fans of snorkeling, and the area has loads of dolphins swimming through.

18. Lucky Bay, Esperence

This spot is so popular during school holidays the beach's camping site recommends securing back-up accommodation as they don't accept bookings and the campgrounds fill fast. Even if you don't get pole position, it's worth staying nearby to enjoy the swimming and fishing.

19. Green's Pool, Denmark

Surrounded by off-shore rocks, Green's Pool has complete shelter from the waves and wind, so the water remains calm no matter how rough the ocean is. Kids love exploring the massive rock formations and, of course, jumping off them too.

20. Cheynes Beach, Albany

BYO dog, tent and jumper, as camping out this way gets chilly. You can camp right on the beach here, and the fishing is fantastic.

21. Bremer Bay, Esperence

Bremer is a popular family holiday destination, with key attractions including the 4WDing, fishing and swimming. There's no shortage of accommodation in the area, with caravanning, camping and family-friendly chalets on offer.

22. Middleton Beach, Albany

This beach is a popular surfing spot for kids and whale-watchers alike. Middleton is also close to town, meaning plenty of local cafes are within walking distance.

23. Meelup Beach, Dunsborough

How's the beach envy? Meelup is popular with families and has plenty of barbeques and canoes for hire, though locals warn it's best to get there early if you want a car park because the spots fill up fast.