It’s time to hit the beach
WITH summer less than a month away, trips to the beach are sure to be on the up.
Fortunately for West Australians, we are not short on spots to visit.
But besides providing a variety of spots to cool off and recreate, the WA coastline also has an important economic role, according to Tourism Council WA chief executive Evan Hall.
“A trip to the beach ranks alongside food and wine experiences, shopping, and sightseeing as the most popular activities for visitors to Western Australia,” he said.
“Out of the 835,000 international visitors to WA in 201415, more than 550,000 took a trip to our beaches.”
Mr Hall said WA’s coastal attraction went deeper than simple visits to the beach.
Great fishing spots, island getaways, and surf spots combine to create an opportunity for a wide range of visitor experiences.
“It also involves on-water experiences, such as boating and wildlife cruises, and onshore experiences including restaurants and other leisure activities,” Mr Hall said.
Leon Veale, of Coogee.