In summer, you can’t go wrong with a day spent at the beach, with wonderful friends!
A great bunch of us hit up some of Perth’s northern beaches, along West Coast Highway.
We met at the Trigg Beach park, which is perfect for big social gatherings. Clear spaces for chairs a plenty and kids to run around in. There’s a playground and public BBQs as well.
It’s perfectly mowed and green all year round! (I love a good lawn.)
After eating and chatting a bit, we headed down for a swim at Trigg Beach.
We passed up the more sheltered beach area, for the wider shore line a little further up.
Taking the pedestrian path up the top, it was lovely looking down on the sea.
Until it was time to march through the warm sand.
It was the sort of day the wind was ready to take hold of your hat!
Beautifully windswept Esther!
And Syona of course!
We hit the water and enjoyed bopping up and down on the waves, but I couldn’t really photo that, as most people know standard cameras aren’t very water friendly.
After our swim, we walked back to our picnic spot at the park, packed up and headed to our next destination….Mettam’s Pool.
There isn’t much parking along the road, so be prepared to drive up through the suburb to find a spot and enjoy the view as you head back down to the water.
Mettam’s is really fantastic for snorkeling. There’s a coral reef that surrounds the shoreline. It makes the added bonus of being a wave break as well, so it’s a perfect spot for families with little ones. Just watch out, as there’s a lot of large rocks under the water you might stub your foot on.
Some of us ladies decided to walk along the shoreline, as the others snorkeled, or skimmed a ball across the water.
Finally the sun began to set and we were thinking of dinner.
Back in the car, we headed to Tom’s Italian down the road, overlooking the coast.
The restaurant couldn’t be in a better location!
We settled down on the balcony, cameras ready to capture the sunset.
It was spectacular!
Back to the serious business though, the menu is classic Italian. Also, the service is good and the waiters friendly and helpful.
I ordered myself the healthy cold pressed red juice, which was really lovely. Very beetroot-y, might I add.
While the others ordered up a feast of pizzas to share, I got myself two helpings of the arancini (recommended by the waiter).
They were really delicious and did not disappoint.
Before long though, it was dark outside and it started raining! We were bundled inside by the restaurant staff, before I called it a night.
You’ll definitely see me at Tom’s again and of course at one of the many gorgeous beaches along the West Australian coastline.