Destination guide

Experience Scarborough with holiday homes to rent

On the western coast of Australia, you’ll find the city of Scarborough. While it functions as a suburb in the Perth area, it has several unique features of its own that make it a premier destination for travellers from all over the world. It’s named after an English beach resort, and lives up to that legacy incredibly well. With so much to see and do around this coastal city, there’s no shortage of adventure to be found near local holiday homes to rent.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Scarborough

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Scarborough a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hamersley Public Golf Course (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Aquarium of Western Australia (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Marangaroo Golf Course (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Jacobs Ladder (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Perth Zoo (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Belmont Racecourse (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Scarborough

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Scarborough

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Scarborough. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • City Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Kings Park and Botanic Garden (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Hyde Park (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Cottesloe Beach (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Scarborough Beach (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Trigg Beach (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
Beaches

Beaches by your Scarborough holiday accommodation

As a coastal town, Scarborough is packed full of sandy beaches to visit. The most popular beach in the area is named after the town itself. Scarborough Beach features soft sand and numerous restaurants and snack bars around making it a great place to relax. The water itself experiences some strong currents and riptides, but this beach is monitored by life-savers who will keep visitors apprised should conditions get too treacherous. Brighton Beach, on the other hand, features a beach hazard rating of 0 meaning it literally can’t get any safer. This is the ideal beach to visit if you have kids with you. The nearby Floreat-Scarborough Beach is ideal for surfers as the waves on the Scarborough end can get fairly intense. Swimmers can also enjoy time in the patrolled milder areas that are marked by flags.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Scarborough

Fly into Perth, WA (PER), the closest airport, located 11.8 mi (19 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Scarborough holiday homes

Since Scarborough is so close to Perth, it’s easy to get to no matter where you’re coming from. The Perth Airport is just a few kilometres away, so it’s a relatively short drive in a car hire from the airport to Scarborough holiday homes. There are bus lines and rail services that make it to the area as well. Still, driving is arguably the best way to experience the area. Cruising along the coastline at your own pace makes it easier to absorb the natural beauty of the area as sandy beaches meet the massive Indian Ocean. If you don’t want to drive yourself, there are several taxi services available as well.

Essential info

Key facts for Scarborough holiday rentals

Before you settle in one of the local holiday rentals, there are a few key facts to know about the area. Western Australia is notably dry, and that can lead to bushfires, but Scarborough is close enough to the coast that it’s not much of a concern. That dry heat can still damage skin, so be sure to bring sunscreen along for the trip in addition to light long-sleeved tops. You don’t have to worry about tipping at a restaurant or when receiving any kind of service. It’s not customary, but workers aren’t going to turn you down if you leave a tip for extraordinary work. The peak travel season also ends around February, so booking your stay around that time will lead to less crowded beaches.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Scarborough?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 838 holiday rentals around Scarborough. From 235 Houses to 477 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Scarborough is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Scarborough?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Scarborough. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Scarborough Beach: 1,313 holiday rentals
  • Lakeside Joondalup: 970 holiday rentals
  • Perth City Library: 1,291 holiday rentals
  • Cottesloe Beach: 1,244 holiday rentals
  • Hillarys Boat Harbour: 1,266 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Scarborough listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Scarborough?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 235 Houses in Scarborough. Our other popular types of Scarborough holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 477 holiday houses
  • Villas: 28 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 12 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Scarborough?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 226 holiday homes with pool available in Scarborough. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.