What is there to do at the beach alone?
You can’t wait for the world to come to you, you have to go to it.
Our Top 8 best things to do at the beach alone:
- Go for a swim at Scarborough Beach
- Get a BeachWalks WA Guided Walking Tour
- Get a massage overlooking the ocean
- Take a beach fishing lesson
- Take a surfing lesson
- Hire a stand-up paddle board
- Take a kite surfing lesson
- Find your inner zen with a beach yoga class
1. Go for a swim at Scarborough Beach
Lockers, a heated pool overlooking the ocean, and patrolled open waters on Perth’s best surf beach. What’s not to love?! Scarborough Beach is home to Perth’s best beach hangouts with live music, festivals and markets all year round, so there’s something to see and do whenever you visit.
Scarborough Beach is the only beach in WA that has a heated public pool overlooking the ocean, with amazing 360° views of the pristine West Australian coastline. This is fantastic if you are visiting alone because Scarborough Beach Pool has lockers which provides a safe way for you to look after your belongings - for just a few dollars you can lock away your wallet, keys and sunglasses and enjoy a dip in the azure blue ocean. The white sand and grassy hills overlook a million dollar skate park, and the oceanside bars, pubs , nightclubs and restaurants will make sure you have plenty of opportunity to make some new friends. Scarborough Beach is the perfect beach for the young, single and adventurous, and is the perfect playground for people who want to enjoy Western Australia’s beautiful coastline - all by themselves.
2. Take a Beach Walks guided tour
What could be better than enjoying a beautiful sunset over the Indian Ocean while enjoying a quiet glass of wine and bush tucker tasting plate with new friends! Beach Walks provide the most relaxing guided tours along Perth beaches, learn all about the amazing wildlife in the Marmion Marine Park while enjoying a bush tucker food platter and a glass of wine. Combine your tour with a trip to Rottnest Island with Rottnest Fast Ferries and take a walk through the harbourside markets at Sorrento Quay. Join us on a sunset tour with Beach Walks WA and you could find yourself making friendships that last a lifetime!
3. Get a massage overlooking the water
Urban Retreat Day Spa overlooking Rockingham Beach is the perfect way to relax and unwind by yourself!
The great thing about going to the beach alone is that you can be totally selfish – it’s all about YOU, baby! When we think of beaches we think of relaxation and luxury, that's why people will travel half around the world to go to the best and most secluded beaches. But you can have your own little slice of Bali right here in Western Australia with a massage overlooking the water, at the Rockingham Urban Retreat Day Spa overlooking Rockingham Beach. Urban Retreat Day Spa provides amazing seaside spa packages for very affordable prices, so don't let the fact that you're here alone make you feel like you don't deserve luxury. While you’re there, wander across the grass and book a swim with the dolphin’s experience! Guaranteed to give you some memories worth taking home.
4. Take a beach fishing lesson
Perth’s magnificent ocean hides some incredible treasures and one of these is the huge array of a fish and sea life hiding in the crystal blue waves. You'll be surprised at the size of your catch and what is hiding just metres below the crashing waves in the sea grass beds, just walking distance from the sandy beach. Experience Oz offers beach fishing lessons, where they will teach you to hook a line and cast into the waves, so that you can catch your own seafood feast. Don't let your lack of knowledge hold you back, head down to the beach and grab yourself some ocean fresh delicacies, or at the very least a story about The One That Got Away.
5. Take a surfing lesson
Scarborough Beach Surf School
One of the best ways to connect with the ocean is on a board floating in the blue. If you are lucky enough to have a spare morning why not join the locals and go for a surf. The Scarborough Beach Surf School is the best way to learn how to duck dive through the breakers and catch a wave back to shore in one piece. You will join a group of 5 to 10 fellow groms, with one-on-one instruction to help you learn how to carve up the waves. Lessons are offered every month of the year so there's no reason to hold back!
6. Hire a Stand-Up Paddle Board
Fremantle – Standup Paddle Boarding
Stand-up paddle boarding is trickier than it looks but it's also an enormous amount of fun. Elemental Surf in Fremantle hires out stand up paddle boarding and has five star Google reviews. You can go with a group or just paddle around in the shallows of the beautiful port on your own. Why you’re there, why not grab a fantastic bargain in the surf store.
7. Take a Kite Surfing Lessing
Kitebud Kitesurfing Lessons, Hillarys
The beaches around Perth are famous for their crystal clean water and white sand, but they also have beautiful warm mediterranean weather nearly all year around. This brings strong sea breezes every afternoon as the beach sand heats up and draws in the cooler ocean air, the perfect conditions for kite surfing! Kitesurfing lessons are a fun and exciting way to experience this for yourself. Kitebud offers one on one kite surfing lessons, where your personal kitesurfing teacher will guide you through using all of the latest technology so that you will be flying high above the ocean in no time.
8. Find your inner zen in a guided beach yoga class
There is nothing quite like the peace and serenity of the ocean. Let the soft sand and peaceful sea breezes immerse you in the calm that comes by being near the deep blue. Horizon Yoga offer group classes, where they will guide you to inner peace as you stretch your way to bliss by the sea.
Being by yourself on holiday doesn't mean you have to feel lonely, there is huge beach tribe just waiting to have some fun in the sun with you! Check out the travel packages in our store and we look forward to catching up with you on the sand!