Located 10km directly west of Perth CBD, I am here in City Beach this week to visit my sister and her family.
This suburb has a laid-back and casual feel with truly magnificent views of the Indian Ocean.
There is an amazing amount of outdoor activity that one can take on when frolicking around this beautiful part of the world. Bush-walking, running and cycling are great because the cycling track goes all the way down to Fremantle which is 13km south. Take the northern route and you can do a half marathon up to Hillarys about 20km north while taking in the awesome views of the ocean.
If you want to take it easy, just lay on the white sands of the beach and soak up some sun or simply fly a kite. After all, Perth is reputed to be the third windiest city in the world, after Chicago and Wellington.
There’s also tennis courts and golf courses around Cottesloe, Claremont and Wembley.
The weather today is pretty awesome with Western Australia‘s signature blue dome enveloping the stratosphere so I have decided to go biking.
Challenger Parade in City Beach runs parallel along the ocean line and there are quite a few runners and cyclists out to enjoy the sunshine.
The weather is so awesome, my veins feel so full of energy as I race along Challenger Parade. I turn off at Jubilee Crescent to head down towards the beach.
The sky and the ocean are striking some amazing shades of blue yonder. Even though it is a Saturday morning, there are not many people on the beach, unlike what I am used to seeing in some of Sydney’s beaches.
I get off my bike to take a break and walk on the cold sand. The strong wind feels cool against my skin and the surf looks very tempting.
But with so many recent shark attacks around Cottesloe and its surrounds, I decide to admire the view and just feel the wind in my hair.
This stretch of white sandy beach looks like paradise to me.
There are families out on weekend picnics and BBQs and there are a few cafes and restaurants nearby too where you can have a big breakfast or a simple fish and chips for lunch.
If you want to work off a few calories, City Beach Park has public cross-trainers, sit-up and chin-up bars too.
After this bike ride, I can indulge in my sister’s cooking and she is throwing an assam laksa party at home tonight.
More about that later but for now, “bloody awesome” I thought to myself as I cycle back home.
So dear readers, what is your favourite outdoor activity if you are on holiday at the beach?