Hello & welcome! Last time I shared my thoughts on the attractions we visited during our stay in Singapore. In this blog series I want to share with you the highlights of our time in Perth. Western Australia is a big place with a lot to offer. We were staying near Perth for 6 days and did our best to see as much as we could. Our first stop was Trigg Beach.
I won’t bore you with the finer detail, but having arrived at our apartment in the Perth suburbs, we headed for Trigg Beach. It was our closest beach and had been recommended as a lovely beach by a shop assistant we got chatting to.
Our new discovery
We subsequently discovered that Trigg Beach is renown as one of the best beaches in Western Australia. It is easy to see why. Soft, white sand and a beach that slopes slowly into the sea providing safe swimming waters for families with children. Aqua-marine, crystal clear water that reaches as far as your eyes can see. On the day we visited the sun was shining and there was a gentle breeze blowing. It was an absolute delight.
The beach and the sea were packed with bathers catching the morning sunshine. Every child was wearing a hat and clothing, even in the water. Slip, Slop, Slap (to minimise the risks of skin cancer) being fully adopted by parents at Trigg Beach.
We spent a lovely couple of hours walking along the beach, paddling in the warm water. I think it is fair to say that we certainly stood out with our brilliantly white skin with factor 50 suncream applied on full display. It was very easy to see the two British travellers on the beach amongst the masses!
As a country girl, having spent 5 days in Singapore, it was so relaxing to stand on the shore with the warm water lapping over our feet. I felt the previous days travelling from the UK, lift from my shoulders and the jet lag ebb away.
We were surprised to find that parking by the beach was free in the car park. Like most Australian beaches, there were great showering facilities to rinse the salt water and sand off before getting back in the car. Consider getting there early and leaving at lunchtime to avoid the strong UV and sunburn. You may like checking out the webcam before you go. The link will take you to the live webcams for beaches near Perth.
I would certainly recommend Trigg Beach if you are staying in or near Perth.
Next time I will tell you about our day trip to Rottnest Island and our Quokka encounters.