Scarborough Beach, Perth
Scarborough Beach has undergone a $100 million make over in the last couple of years. As a result, it is now a world class beach facility that matches the world class beach that it has always been.
As you walk along the promenade (which never used to be there, you can see the new Scarborough Beach Surf Lifesaving Clubrooms, along with the new Italian restaurant, the whale playground (which is absolutely awesome and has the whitest sand I've seen anywhere in the world), an outdoor fitness centre, the new public swimming pool ($6 entry), beach showers to rinse the salt water off you as you leave the beach, a world class skateboard pit, called the Snakepit, a rock climbing wall for all ages, a half basketball court, more skateboarding areas for the novices and lots of grassy areas to sit and enjoy the coast line of the Indian Ocean if you don't want to get sand on your feet.
This truly is a gorgeous area that all of Perth is proud of now and they've even left plenty of parking in the area, although on hot summer days (well, any day over 28 degrees), it can be hard to get a park coz everyone seems to be here. But worth the parking stress if you experience it.
Places to stay in Scarborough:
Rendezvous Grand Hotel (overlooking ocean)Seashells Apartments (overlooking ocean)
Quest Apartments (50 metres from the ocean - some ocean view)
Ramada (150 metres from the ocean - some ocean view)
Of course while you're in Western Australia, you should also visit the Margaret River area which is full of vineyards and wineries complete with tasting cellars and many gorgeous boutique places to stay, like Basildene Manor and Empire Retreat.
Plus we have flights up north to Broome where you will experience WA's 90 Mile Beach, some of the best ocean and beaches you will ever see. Cable Beach Club is set right on the beach in Broome and well worth a visit.