Just eight miles north of Perth, Trigg Beach is a white sand haven for surfers, boogie boarders, swimmers, snorkelers, and visitors just watching the waves. One of the best places in Perth for surfing, the swimming here can also be good on days when the surf is down—just be sure to stay between the flags that mark the designated swim zone. The beach is separated into two different parts by a large, limestone “island,” which in reality is connected to the coastline by sand but is nevertheless known as Trigg Island.
The southern side of the limestone island is the best for surfing and wave riding, whereas the beach just north of the limestone point is the southern boundary of Marmion Marine Park and better for snorkeling and swimming. On shore, there’s a scenic and popular beach café with a view looking out at the waves, or you can also picnic at the neighboring park, complete with BBQ grills.