Hillarys Boat Harbour at Sorrento Quay

Family beach, shopping, playground, icecream, cafes... it's all in a day out at Hillarys Boat Harbour!


Hillarys Boat Harbour Features: Safe Swimming * Pontoon * Showers * Toilets * Ice Cream * Cafe * Restaurants * Fun Park * Amusement Rides * Playground * BBQs Disabled/Pram Access to the Beach

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 Beach

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 –

  • Safe swimming area
  • Pontoon with slides
  • Jetty
  • Toilets & Showers
  • BBQs
  • Grassed picnic areas
  • Playground
  • Disabled / Pram Beach Access


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.

Places to Eat

Cold Rock Icecream


It’s not a trip to Hillarys without a Cold Rock Ice-creamy. Mix your favourite icecream flavours with your favourite lollies. Yum!


Grilld Burgers

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


Take the good old fashioned family out for a meal and board games.


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.

Things To Do



Enter this amazing underwater world of discovery, ride the underwater tunnel and explore the touch pool.


Island Aqua Park


Fun inflatalbe obstacle course for the whole family to enjoy (seasonal).


Leisure Zone

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

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Posted by Lauren, 19th February 2012 | Reviewed by Lauren 7th January 2018

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