Cheapest Beach Suburbs in Perth

March 18, 2022
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Ah, the dream of coastal living… don’t we all have it? There’s something infinitely wonderful about the beach. Even the worst days can be remedied by a barefoot stroll along the beach. Which is why we’re pointing out the best, the cheapest beach suburbs in Perth so you can start planning your escape.

Perth is a city that has long inspired warm, laid back living. With 300 days of sunshine a year, a blossoming dining and nightlife scene and a thriving art landscape, it has become a city that effortlessly blends the urban with the natural.

And a large part of that natural beauty emanates from its shores. Sugary sand, long stretches of coastline, these make beachside living a popular option for its locals, often driving up the housing prices. But this doesn’t mean they’re completely out of reach. Check out these 10 cheapest beach suburbs in Perth and see!

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1. Mandurah

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Mandurah apartment for sale
  • Mandurah median house price: $311,500
  • Property price guide: $279,000

Even with properties prices rising all over the country, Mandurah is still averaging at a significantly affordable price for a beachside suburb. Compared to the million-dollar price tags of Sydney and Melbourne, the median price sits just above $300,000.

If you’re commuting to the city, you’re looking at a 45 minute drive or train ride each way—the beautiful beaches will make up for it! Mandurah is also loved for its small town vibe with little cafes and shops to keep the locals connected and happy.

Find more real estate in Mandurah here.

2. Warnbro

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Warnbro house for sale
  • Warnbro median house price: $364,500
  • Property price guide: $409,500

If you’re wanting a larger home in a beachside suburb and are wary of the price, Look to Warnbro. Increasingly popular with young families, you get the convenience of amenities like schools, and all the best of nature—this makes Warnbro one of the best of the cheapest beach suburbs in Perth.

The town has continued to develop, now offering a large, recently renovated shopping centre and good extracurricular activity options for the kids.

Find more real estate in Warnbro here.

3. Merriwa

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Merriwa house for sale
  • Merriwa median house price: $370,000
  • Property price guide: $299,000

Interest in Merriwa has grown over the years. It’s a quiet, beachside suburb with a small shopping plaza in its centre. But you don’t need to venture far to find amenities. You’re about 36 kilometres from Perth, which means the hustle and bustle of city life is there when you need it.

Safety and a strong sense of community spirit is what locals love about Merriwa. This is the kind of suburb where kids play together in the neighbourhood without having to worry their parents.

Find more real estate in Merriwa here.

4. Two Rocks

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Two Rocks house for sale
  • Two Rocks median house price: $400,000
  • Property price guide: $415,000

Imagine having a house just a stone’s throw away from the ocean. Well, you can find an affordable property at Two Rocks with its median house price coming in at $338,500. Two Rocks contains a marina and one of its biggest attractions is the Two Rocks Marine Park which features unique west-coast inshore lagoons. Two Rocks offers buyers that getaway feeling with always something to do or see!

Far enough to be quiet, close enough for convenience—this is what Two Rocks offers. For its median price, you’re getting all the goodness of living by the beach, along with a lovely marina and the Two Rocks Marine Park, with gorgeous lagoons, all in one of the cheapest suburbs in Perth.

There are also tons of opportunities for nature activities like fishing, water sports and hiking.

Find more real estate in Two Rocks here.

5. Waikiki

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Waikiki house for sale
  • Waikiki median house price: $380,000
  • Property price guide: $419,000

To many, Waikiki feels like a holiday destination, even to those who live there. Luckily, the beautiful beaches and laid back atmosphere never end. You have two sides of residential coastal areas here—one with older homes right on the water, and on the other end, you have Harrington Waters. Both areas are affordable, charming and fit for anyone looking to settle in a beachside neighbourhood.

When needed, you local shops like supermarkets as well as easy takeaway food in the city centre. There is also the much-loved coffee house, Dome, which draws many of the locals daily.

Find more real estate in Waikiki here.

6. Butler

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Butler house for sale
  • Butler median house price: $400,000
  • Property price guide: $450,000

Butler sits around 40 kilometres from Perth’s CBD. Value for price is notable here, with a highway leading you to the city in just 30 minutes, the beach a 3-minute drive away and all the standard conveniences available. There are lovely tree-lined residential streets where people tend to their gardens, quaint parks and lake lands, and a close and friendly community created by the locals.

Find more real estate in Butler here.

7. Port Kennedy

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Port Kennedy house for sale
  • Port Kennedy median house price: $410,000
  • Property price guide: $399,000

Port Kennedy sits south of Perth, about 50 kilometres from the CBD. What’s special about this suburb is its wetlands called the Becher Wetland Suite.

Alongside the wonderful beaches that Perth offers, the suburb of Port Kennedy also offers a golf course. Parklands are also well maintained and often filled with locals jogging or walking their dogs.

You’re a close commute to Fremantle, which offers its fair share of cool cafes, restaurants and shops.

Find more real estate in Port Kennedy here.

8. Falcon

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Falcon house for sale
  • Falcon median house price: $415,000
  • Property price guide: $499,000

With the beach and several lovely parks at your doorstep, Falcon is a desirable suburb without the hefty price tag of the city. On one side of Falcon you have the gorgeous coast and on the other side an estuary—the latter of which offers both activity and culinary delight during crab season, where you can stroll along the many walking paths and maybe catch some crabs.

Nature is at its best here, with kangaroos frequently popping about amongst the flora and fauna lined roads.

Find more real estate in Falcon here.

9. Clarkson

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Clarkson house for sale
  • Clarkson median house price: $416,500
  • Property price guide: $450,000

We’re back in a Northern suburb of Perth, about 36 kilometres from the CBD which makes Clarkson the closest suburb to the capital city. While the amenities and entertainment can’t be compared to a major city, you still have all the standard conveniences you need. Pubs, restaurants and cafes are all available, and a large shopping mall extension is set to build which will amp up the area.

A 5-minute drive away is Mindarie Marina with a plethora of activity options to explore like waterfront dining, live entertainment, fishing and boating.

Find more real estate in Clarkson here.

10. Ridgewood

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Ridgewood house for sale
  • Ridgewood median house price: $419,000
  • Property price guide: $430,000

Encircled by a few other suburbs on this list, notably to Butler to the north, Clarkson to the south and Merriwa to the west, Ridgewood is another lovely neighbourhood and one of the cheapest beach suburbs in Perth.

Transport, supermarkets and schools are all on offer here, with plenty more planned for development in the coming years. For those wanting the laid back atmosphere of a coastal suburb, Ridgewood is one to consider. Neighbours are friendly, creating a spirited community, and well maintained parks for gatherings.

Find more real estate in Ridgewood here.

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*Median property prices retrieved from Reiwa

Isabelle de Braux
Isabelle is the Content Lead at Soho. Her dream home has a beachfront and giant kitchen island—possibly in the Byron region. Get in touch to explore content opportunities or just to say hi!
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