Beaches & Surfing

Mandurah’s pristine, uncrowded beaches are playgrounds for all ages and interests.

Beaches & Surfing

Mandurah’s pristine,
uncrowded beaches are
playgrounds for all ages
and interests.

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.

Falcon Bay, Falcon

This beautiful bay on Spinaway Parade in Falcon is much loved by the locals. Northern facing and protected from southerly winds, it’s perfect to spend all day swimming and relaxing by the water.

It also has shady grassed areas, picnic tables, BBQs, a playground and toilet/shower facilities and the popular Falcon Bay Beach Cafe’ nearby selling everything from coffee and cake to a delicious, filling lunch with views across the ocean.

The calm waters make it a great spot for paddlers too. It also has a reef area ideal for exploring or snorkelling at high tide and a pontoon offshore in summertime.

Our tip: if you are keen to learn to Stand Up Paddle Board or surf, Star Surf has you covered, offering lessons at Falcon Bay and other nearby beaches.

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Town Beach

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, BBQs and a playground, making it a winning spot for a day in the sun or a picnic with the family.

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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/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.

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Lido Beach, Dolphin Quay

Also 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, Lido Beach is especially fun for the little ones.

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.

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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 toilet/shower facilities at Blue Bay, it’s a great day out. Don’t forget to pack the sunscreen and the umbrellas because there is no shade here.

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Doddies Beach, Halls Head

A protected bay with a 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.

Jet skis and boats can pull up not too far from Doddies Beach making it a great place for a day on the water!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 as there is 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 enjoy pizza or fish and chips as the sun goes down. Seascapes Beach has everything for the perfect summer day by the water.

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Header image by: Craig William Moon

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