Hillarys Boat Harbour, also known as Sorrento is located approximately 25mins drive from Perth and is located in the north west suburbs of Perth. It's one of Perth's best known family beaches, with a shaded playground right on the beach. There is so much to do and you can easily spend the day or night away here. Enjoy a swim in the marina, slide from the pontoons, have a BBQ, dine at one of the many cafes & restaurants, grab an icecream or froyo and so much more.
The swimming area within the Marina is a great place to bring young kids for a swim as it is well protected. There are no waves and the shallow area gently inclines to the deeper area. There is also a pontoon with two slides about 50m off shore that older children and grown ups can swim out to. Everyone will love jumping of the jetty too. You'll find some shade erected on the beach in summer, but if you want to set up camp right on the water's edge make sure you bring your own small shade. BBQs are located on the grassed area near the beach if you want to enjoy a BBQ or picnic breakfast, lunch or dinner with your swim at the beach, with toilets and showers nearby too.
The Hillarys Boat Harbour beach features -
The playground is located right on the beach approximately 20m from the waters edge. It is better suited to younger children. It is shaded for most of the summer months, but the shade is usually removed in winter.
Hillarys Boat Harbour and the beach area can get very busy on a hot day, however the beach area is very large and even on the most popular days you shouldn't have trouble finding somewhere set up and enjoy a swim. There is another swimming area just north, past the amusement rides. There are some grassed areas here too and it usually a little less crowded.
Cold Rock Icecream
Grill'd Burgers make delicious burgers, steak sandwiches and sides, and the kids will love the Mini Me pack that includes an wooden puzzle to put together while they eat!
Ben & Jerry's Icecream
Get your favourite Ben & Jerrys flavour in a cup or waffle cone on the boardwalk. www.benandjerry.com.au
The Local Shack
Other popular family friendly eatries at Hillarys Boat Harbour include 3 Sheets Restaurant, Dome Cafe, The Breakwater, Little C's Pizzeria, Fro Yo, Nando's, San Churro, Subway, Zambrero, Seafood Nation and more.
Island Aqua Park
Take a break from the sun, and enjoy some old school retro arcade games. Open daily. Find more information and opening hours here.
Hillarys Boat Harbour Fun Fair
Enjoy all the fun of the fair with carnival rides and side show alley right alongside the water. Rides run daily (seasonally & limited hours). Find more information on rides and run days and times at www.facebook.com/hillarysboatharbourfunfair.
School Holidays & Special Events
Hillarys Boat Harbour often hosts school holiday activities and special events. Find out what's on at Hillarys Boat Harbour today at www.hillarysboatharbour.com.au.
More Information: www.hillarysboatharbour.com.au
How To Get There - West Coast Hwy at the end of Hepburn Ave or catch the 423 bus from Warwick Train Station
Posted by Lauren, 19th February 2012 | Reviewed by Lauren 7th January 2018