World Reviewer rating

Not yet rated

Swanbourne Beach

Listed under Beaches in Perth, Australia.

Photo of Swanbourne Beach
Photo by flickr user rick manwaring
Pin It

Swanbourne, South City Beach and City Beach join up along a long flat arch of Perth’s coastline. Their steep sand dunes flatten out to a long stretch of shallows as the beach gently scoops out to sea. Swanbourne is the most controversial, if that can be said about a strip of coastline; on army land it’s got nude bathing on the beach and a rifle firing range behind the dunes, insert joke about needing more than sunscreen to protect your privates, or about using sights to see the sights. As well as the dangers of nudists and guns there are snakes in the dunes. There’s no barrier between Swanbourne and South City Beach, which is a family beach, so it’s obviously not as dangerous as all that. Its possibly misplaced notoriety makes it one of the most famous of Perth’s beaches, especially with international visitors. Not just the nice, clean conditions and views you get all along this line of coast Swanbourne is just that bit edgier, like an Eton school boy with a catapult in his back pocket.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Whitehaven Beach

    Whitehaven Beach is a spectacular, picture-perfect white sand beach. In the competition for best beach, Whitehaven, on Whitsund…

  • Aitutaki

    Although Aitutaki comes second to Rarotonga in being the visitor's favourite Cook Island, it makes up for it with the natural b…

  • White Bay Beach

    White Bay Beach is a Caribbean classic, a truly fantastic stretch of sandy beach shelving into superb sea in a score of shades …

Nearby Experiences

  • Eight Nicholson

    A style gem in Perth's most happening suburb for lovers of art and wine Subiaco, on the west side of Perth, is the city's "it"…

  • Kings Park

    Living in Perth for a few years it’s hard not to fall in love with the place. The slow pace wafts in on the sunny sea breezes,…

  • Cottesloe Beach

    Look at the photos. What can I say to add to that view. The charmingly appointed Indiana Tea House with view out over the oce…

Related links

Contribute to this page