The Peel region boasts some of the best beaches in not only the state, but the country.
And with the sun shining and weather heating up, it is the perfect time to explore all our stunning coastline has to offer.
Whether you’re after a family-friendly day by the seaside, a stroll along the shore spotting shells and marine creatures or an epic surf spot, Mandurah has it all.
Here are some of our top picks of places to check out this summer.
The top ten
Falcon Bay, Falcon
This bay on Spinaway Parade in Falcon boasts a perfect grassed area with shelters, BBQ’s, toilets and a playground.
The Falcon Bay Beach Cafe just across the road sells everything from coffee and cake to a delicious, filling lunch with views across the ocean.
At high tide, there is also some cool snorkelling in the reef area, rock pools to spot with a stroll along the shore and plenty of safe swimming areas.
Town Beach, Dolphin Quay
Town Beach and Seashells are beautiful beaches popular with everyone from young families to groups of friends hanging out.
Supervised by Surf Life Saving teams on the weekends, it is the perfect place to spend a summer day with safe swimming, cafes and restaurants within walking distance and a number of undercover shades on the sand.
Just a few metres back from the beach behind the car park are toilet facilities, BBQ’s and a playground, making it a winning spot for a day in the sun or a picnic with the family.
Pyramids Beach, Dawesville
Popular with locals and tourists, this Dawesville beach boasts pumping swell and plenty of exciting beach activities almost all year round.
Patrolled by the Port Bouvard Surf Life Saving Club, this spot is always busy with surfers, swimmers and body boarders for good reason.
There is plenty of parking, public toilets and showers and shelters as well as a path weaving through the dunes along the 1.4km stretch of beach which is ideal for walkers and cyclists.
Lido Beach, Dolphin Quay
Sometimes known as Marina South Harbour Beach, this man-made swimming area is perfect for kids and families.
With plenty of sand to play with, a huge shelter to stay away from the sun’s rays and a pontoon and a slide in the water, Lido Beach is fun for the young and the young at heart.
It also adjoins Keith Holmes Reserve with playgrounds, BBQ’s and all day parking, making it a top destination in Mandurah for a picnic and day of adventure.
As if it couldn’t get any better, it is also within walking distance of the Marina with plenty of restaurants, cafes and markets just minutes away.
Blue Bay, Halls Head
This little slice of heaven in Halls Head is less protected but is an awesome spot for snorkelling, just metres from the shore.
Very clean and often quiet, there are plenty of rock pools to explore when the tide is out and there are always epic ocean views.
With plenty of parking and shower and toilet facilities at Blue Bay, it’s a great day out but pack the sunscreen or the umbrellas because there is no shade here.
Doddies Beach, Halls Head
A protected bay with a Dome Cafe, plenty of parking, playgrounds, shade, grass and BBQ facilities, Doddies Beach is a popular spot on a summer day for good reason.
Although it can be subject to collecting some seaweed from time to time, it is usually always good for swimming with calm waters.
Jetskis and boats can pull up not too far from Doddies Beach making it a great place for a day on the water!
Village Beach, Wannanup
Another man-made beach, this Wannanup spot is easy to find by turning off Old Coast Road onto Northport Boulevard and then turning onto Batavia Avenue at the end of Northport Boulevard.
Technically not the ocean but estuary waters, this sheltered spot is perfect for the little ones with a large, sandy shore and safe swimming but is also an ideal location for paddling and stand up paddle boarding.
There is a grassy park right next to the beach with playgrounds, showers, BBQ’s and parking, making it another perfect spot for a day out or a picnic lunch.
Bonus points: this spot has great canal views.
Silversands Beach, Silversands
If you’re looking for kilometres of pristine coastline, perfect swimming spots and even a couple of notorious surf spots including Fourth Groin, look no further than Silversands Beach.
Boasting clean sand, safe and calm waters and plenty of opportunities for the perfect Instagram photo, Silversands Beach is one of the best.
Take a casual stroll along the shore, join the many locals working out, take a dip in the water or enjoy the incredible sunsets that kiss the horizon goodnight along the coastline.
Madora Bay Beach, Madora Bay
This idyllic beach is popular for beach fishing, a beautiful stroll or watching the sunset.
With a pristine coastline and often uncrowded, Madora Bay has brand new viewing platforms to take in all that Mandurah’s oceans have to offer.
Seascapes Beach, Halls Head
Not as good for swimming but you will find some spots along the coast without reef for a refreshing dip.
Seascapes Beach is great for a stroll along the shore with the dogs with plenty of sand to run around on.
There are plenty of rock pools with cool marine creatures to explore during low tide all the way along Seascapes Beach.
With Pirate Park close by and plenty of restaurants including Spill the Beans cafe for breakfast or pizza or fish and chips as the sun goes down, Seascapes Beach has everything for the perfect summer day by the water.