Cottesloe Beach is Perth’s most popular stretch of sand, with crowds rivaling Sydney’s Bondi Beach mobbing and clogging its shoreline every weekend. For a more serene shoreline, get out of the city and head north for an hour to Moore River. The river is separated from the Indian Ocean by a sandbank, and the picturesque view of multilayered, contrasting colors is a picture-postcard scene. But there’s much more to do than admiring the view: visitors can explore a panoply of walking trails in and around the river basin, while the river itself is open for idyllic days of swimming, kayaking, canoeing, cruising and fishing.
Watch out for: gorgeous sunsets on the shore