Rockingham (Western Australia)South West (Western Australia), about 50km south of central Perth.
- Rockingham is host to some friendly nightlife.
Rockingham Beachaddress: Rockingham Beach Road, RockinghamOne the best beaches in the Southern Suburbs, Rockingham Beach is served by two public parks, a boardwalk lined with cafes, numerous boutique cafes and shops and frequent public transport. Food prices are relatively low. There are several playgrounds in the area, one of which caters specifically for toddlers. If you get bored of the beach front itself, there are more shops on nearby Kent Street, including a bakery and deli. The visitors centre is located inside the Gary Holland Community Centre, at the corner of Kent Street and Flinders Lane. On Sundays, the Rotary Club hold a market in the carpark behind the centre; entry is by gold coin donation and there is always a great bargain to find. During the year, several major events, including the Community Fair (formerly Spring Carnival) are held on the Village Green, also behind the community centre. The park in front of the beach is also home to an annual sea food festival and New Year's Eve celebrations. The NYE event is one of the safest in the state and is very family friendly.
Safety BayThe beach here is sheltered from the waves, making it appropriate for children. There are also boat excursions from here (nearby wildlife includes dolphins, whales, sea lions and penguins). There are also shops and restaurants in the nearby neighbourhood.
phone: +61 8 9591 1333A small island of the coast of Rockingham, home to a large colony of "little penguins". It is best accessed by a quick ferry ride from Rockingham, costing about $20. Some people swim across to the island, or even walk there on the sandbar which is exposed at low tide. However, this can be dangerous and is not recommended.
phone: +61 8 9592 9101address: 7 Railway TerraceLocally owned and operated surf shop.
The swinging pig in central Rockingham is the main local pub which has many events during the week, quite popular on a Thursday for the local uni/under 25 scene. Liquids nightclub is the main nightclub hotspot, otherwise VIBE nightclub is an alternative. Both clubs play a mix of top 40/rnb music.