Strong waves, fine sand, and several stunning attractions make the residential City Beach a place worth visiting. In recent years, it has earned the title of ‘Best beach of Perth’ several times. Situated close to the Perth city center, those of you who are planning a trip to City beach can enjoy another white sand beach Floreat Beach, diverse wildlife at the Bold Park, swimming at the scenic aquatic center, breathtaking views from Reabold Hill and the nearby Kings Park.
Let’s dive into the things you can do at City Beach:
Spend Your Day on the White Sand Beach
The City Beach is a white sand beach. It is an excellent beach with amazing facilities and beautiful views. No wonder then it is hailed as one of the best beaches. It has two gyrones built for fishing and safe swimming for families while surfers can be seen enjoying the waves. In summer months, Surf Life Saving Carnivals are held on the City Beach.
The visitors can hit the open air cafes serving spicy fish tacos and smoothies, seafood restaurants with glass fronts and Surf Life Saving Club designed in the shape of a ship. The grassy terraces are perfect spots for sunset watches which can be enjoyed with award-winning Australian white wine.
The place has sufficient parking for its visitors.
Head to Floreat Beach
The Floreat Beach is also a white sandy beach to the north of the City Beach groyne. It is straight and steep. 150 m north of the groyne is Surf Life Saving Club; it covers the next 2.5 km of the beach. Nearby parkland that overlooks Floreat beach has ample attractions for families and groups. They can have a picnic here or head to the barbeque areas, or other places such as a shaded playground, beach volleyball courts or café/kiosk.
The north end of the beach is lush with coastal vegetation and passages leading to each beach. There is also a 200 m wide dune reserve between Floreat beach and Scarborough beach.
Wildlife at the Bold Park
Bold Park is one of the bushland remnants remaining in the urban area in the Swan Coastal Plain. The bushland is 8 km west of the Perth central business district and extends over 437 hectares of land near the coast. The park has plenty of passages throughout the forest, and most of them are sealed. Some of the high points in the forest offer great viewing of both the city and the ocean.
Bold Park is a retreat for nature lovers with amazing biodiversity encompassing 1000 native and non-native species of fungi, flora, and fauna including 300 native plants. Despite its proximity to the city of Perth, it has buzzing wildlife that boasts of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and invertebrates.
From here, you can move to the Perry Lakes area. It is opposite to Bold Park and has wide open space.
Take a Dive at Bold Park Aquatic Center
As the name implies, the Bold Park Aquatic center is in Bold Park. The presence of trees on three sides of the center makes this a stunningly beautiful place. The place has some great indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The recently renovated aquatic center has pool facilities for all ages and abilities. People start thronging the place as early as 5:30 in the morning. One can witness long queues in the wee hours.
For beginners, there are instructors for private or group swimming lessons and a swim shop to buy accessories and apparels for the whole family is. Others can swim in the outdoor pools or luxurious indoor pools. The place has an activity room, male and female changing rooms and moderately sized rooms for family/disabled. Not only pools, but it also has an outdoor play area (all grass) and electric barbeque. The place is safe and friendly. The membership option is available too.
It has excellent facilities for the kids. They would love to stay inside just like they do in your inground pools Perth at home.
Breathtaking Views from Reabold Hill Summit Lookout
For a spectacular view of Perth, there is no other place better place than Reabold Hill Summit. Situated in Bold Park, it is the highest natural point on the Swan Coastal Plain at 85 m above the sea level. From here, you can see the Perth City, Indian Ocean, Kings Park, Rottnest Island, and the Botanic Garden. Swan River is visible too.
The 200 m broad walk up till the highest natural point offers a bushland experience with seating, interpretive signs, and artwork taking inspiration from the life in a Tuart tree and 14 timber landings. The place can be accessed via foot or cycle at all times. Carry a torch if you plan to visit it in the dark. The sealed place is specially developed for people with disabilities. Vehicle access is restricted to only certain hours of the day.
Kings Park is a wildflower wonderland with over 12,000 wildflower species. It is hailed as one of the largest inner city parks of the world and is famous internationally for its services in public education and conservation strategies. It is also a leading scientific research and horticulture center. The place is awe-inspiring with its innovative design, services, and display.
The bushland protects nearly two-thirds of the 400-hectare park and is great for local biological diversity. At Kings Park, you can visit the Western Australian Botanic Garden, which is home to more than 3000 species of unique local flora.
It offers breathtaking views to the visitors. They can enjoy sweeping views of the Canning and Swan Rivers, Darling ranges to the east and the city skyline. Not only this, there are gardens, parklands, and bushland walk trails and several play areas for kids.
Other attractions of the place include Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop displaying beautiful Australian craft and design, free daily guided walks, cafes and public transport.
Given the number of attractions, City Beach is one place worth visiting this summer.