As the sun kisses the Indian Ocean setting off a blaze of colour, Perth’s beach brigade rolls up their towels to relax – it’s been another fabulous day on the sand. Beach culture is hardwired into Perth’s DNA, with an almost unbroken stretch of photogenic beaches spanning Fremantle to Sorrento and beyond. Take a day to explore the mesmerising shore: you’ll find a patch of sand with your name on it.

From central Perth, head to the turquoise waters of Sorrento, next door to the popular family-friendly destination Hillarys Boat Harbour and home to AQWA, the Aquarium of Western Australia. Or, spend a serene hour snorkelling Sorrento’s underwater nature trail. Surfing more your speed? Continue south to Trigg for Perth’s most reliable beach breaks, rolling in from the open ocean. Refuel with a well-earned brunch at one of Trigg’s stylish oceanfront cafes.

For white-sand perfection, cruise the coast to Scarborough. Unfurl a towel and settle in with a page-turner between swims. Fronting onto the beach, Scarborough’s foreshore is a playground for kids of all ages: sparkling swimming pools, barbecue areas, skate parks, and a variety of restaurants and cafes. At Safe Swimming City Beach, families mingle on the shore as sausages sizzle.

The jewel of Perth’s city beaches is your last stop. On the glamorous curve of Cottesloe Beach, swim, surf and paddleboard crystal waters, or munch fish and chips under a swaying Norfolk Island pine. Close out the perfect beach day in Cottesloe’s pubs and classy restaurants, sipping a cocktail in the balmy air as the sun sets fire over the Indian Ocean.