The Perthfect Coastal City

Perth City Skyline, Image Source: Trek Earth

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a city that has sunshine all year round and is almost free from congestion, noise, pollution and grey skies?

If you’re tempted by the sound of magnificent unspoilt coastline, dependably marvellous weather, a laid back attitude, vast amounts of space and a real sense of freedom, then Perth, Western Australia is for you.

South Perth Foreshore

Whether it’s surfing that tickles your fancy or just lazing on the warm white sands, Perth features some of the most stunning beaches - not just in Australia, but in the world.

With 19 to choose from, Scarborough, Cottesloe and Trigg are the most raved about.

Scarborough Beach 
Trigg Beach
 Waterman's Beach
 Hillary' Beach

Not only offering the best surf breaks they also boast a fantastic outdoor cafe culture, pubs or parklands with barbeques.

The Naked Fig, Swanbourne Beach, Image Source: Google Plus
  City Beach

Sunday afternoons are traditionally spent hitting a legendary “Sunday session” for which "The Cott" or Ocean Beach Hotel in Cottesloe are famous for. Here you can kick back with a bevy and watch the sun as it sinks into the Indian Ocean.

Cottesloe Beach, Image Source: Kirk Hille Photography

Kings Park is the largest inner city park in the world and considered the soul of the city.

Rising steeply above the banks of the Swan River, it provides breath taking views of the city, the river and the Darling Ranges.

View from Kings Park, Image Source: Pictures of the Planet

Kings Park, Image Source: 

The park and botanical garden is ablaze with wildflowers, an expanse of native bush and towering scented gum trees spanning 400 hectares. 

 Gum Tree @ Kings Park

Just a little further down the river bank sits one of Perth’s major attractions, the iconic Bell Tower located at Barrack Square.

Barrack Street Jetty

Deemed one of the largest musical instruments in the world, 12 of the 18 Swan bells originated from the St. Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square, London and were a gift to Perth to mark Australia’s bicentenary!

The Bell Tower

Barrack Square is a great place to hop on a boat and cruise to Perth’s closest wine region – the Swan Valley – or to the historic and vibrant port city of Fremantle. 

'Fre0' Markets

It may be one of the world’s most remote cities, but the locals view Perth as an unspoilt paradise perched on the edge of the world.

Floreat Beach

The mineral rich state of W.A. has seen an economic  boom over the last few years and Perth is continually ranked as one the world’s most livable cities.

East Perth
Piccilo's Corner, Leederville, Image Source: Great About Perth

Leading a privileged outdoor urban lifestyle consisting of galleries, concerts, theatres and fantastic restaurants, it’s no wonder the people of Perth are such exceptionally friendly and happy people.

  Canal Living

After spending six years travelling and living abroad, I now appreciate just how truly amazing my home town Perth, Western Australia is.

Cheers! Fremantle Cappucino Strip

However, don't let me try to convince you, come and see for yourself.

Mandurah Dolphins

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
~ Henry Miller ~

Sunset @ Hillary's Boat Harbour

 Paradise or the Real Life?

 North Beach

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  1. Wonderful! I thoroughly loved 'revisiting' Perth through your eyes. Thanks for sharing. It's a sad reality that for most Australians these days, Perth remains an elusive dream and an unaffordable, unattainable option because of the explosion in real estate prices. I'd be there in a flash if this wasn't the case! ;-) Cheers, Hx (Brissy)

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  4. Hi Heather, The Perfect Way & Karthik,

    Thanks for your lovely comments.

    Heather, I do hear what you're saying re: Perth prices. It's a crazy time with the mining boom. Like most economies, it's all about peaks and troughs. I do believe Perth will be forced at some point to come back to their senses on the price of housing etc. - AND that's when you strike! ;) Perth is quite a trek from Brissy too but I do hope you can come West side one day - Perth would love to have you all! :)

    The Perfect Wave, Perth has great surf! Or if you're feeling extra adventurous Margaret River is a hugely popular spot in the South West!

    Karthik, I would love to visit India! The Holi Colour Festival is especially high on my bucket list! If you make it to Perth it would be best to visit in the Spring time or Autumn. Summer can be super hot! However, you can always rely on what we call the 'Fremantle Doctor' afternoon breeze to save you! :)

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