8.8 out of 10

Shoalwater

Ranked 32nd best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-32.2968692321066 115.708704250432
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
  • Singles

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
May 27, 2020

"Brilliant suburb. Best kept secret in WA"

Pros: Walking distance to incredible scenic beaches. To top it off, a freshwater Lake Richmond to walk or ride around. Pelicans fly overhead from the sea.
Nice & quiet to live here. Shops close by.
Only cons: are that Lake Richmond needs a better path & cycle way around it. The whole Lake is not fenced in properly from the road, which makes it look run down and shabby.
Neighbours great too.
Shhh don't tell anyone. Keep the masses away!
Pete SHOALWATER
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
May 23, 2020

"Shoalwater - the Golden Triangle"

Shoalwater is a well kept scret we know it as the golden triangle perectly located near pengion island. its beautiful beaches are its biggest attraction. There a great little supermarket with an IGA, a great fish and chip shop and a well priced bottle shop. If you fancy getting out on th water there are plenty of boat ramps with plenty of parking and you can grab a bite to eat from some great little shops just across the road. The ocean is an amazing playground and if you are adventurous you can head out to seal island and check out the amazing seals sunning themselves or playing in the water. Becareful navigating the waters between penguin island and seal island in a kayak or canaoe though there can be some strong tides that will try and oull you out to sea.

A great spot for the family and you can still pick up some great buys in shoalwater old and new areas offer so many choices of housing if you wnat any information or are considering relocating to Shoalwater feel free to call me Martina Berry Director Professionals Rockingham 0432367281 or [email protected]
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Under rated"

While I still prefer Waikiki over Shoalwater, I would have to say that the rating Shoalwater has at the time I'm writing this review seems to be a bit low. For my research, and local knowledge, the schools and child care in the area is lacking for results and quality. However, you do have all the beaches and nature a person living in the suburbs could ever want. Further on the downside, the diverse nature of the housing is off putting to my family. I prefer an area where everyone is in a simular size and style of property.
Pros
  • Good beaches
  • Very quiet, nature all around
Cons
  • Occasional hoon
  • Older high density units
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Hidden gem. You don't buy a house, but a lifestyle"

Lived here for 15 years now, and for me it has everything I want. Friendly neighbours that look after your interest, relaxing feel, nature reserve and pristine beaches around the corner. Cooler than surrounding areas in summer, warmer in winter. Loooving it.
Pros
  • Very quiet, nature all around
  • Good neighbours
  • Favourable climate to surrounding suburbs
Cons
  • Older high density units
  • Occasional hoon
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Beach Lovers
Zoe Zoe
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Still has holiday town feel"

We moved to Shoalwater just over a year ago. We love the 'feel' this place has. The original part of Shoalwater still has a holiday town feel to it with the big trees, big blocks and some original shacks still remaining. In contrast there are also some gorgeous big houses that have been built with spawling balconys and beautiful finishes. Like anywhere it can have problems, our friend's house got broken into not long after they moved in, but I would like to think this was an isolated case. We have always felt very safe. We love the area; the beaches are beautiful and not packed, it is quiet and you feel like you are away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
becnick30
becnick30 Hi, my family are looking to move to Shoalwater and im hoping to enrol my children at safety bay primary, does anyone have any advice or thoughts on this please
2yrs+
becnick30
becnick30 and i loved your review of Shoalwater, feel very confident that this is the place for us
2yrs+
Zoe
Zoe Hi! Great to hear you liked my review, I hope Shoalwater proves to be all you desire and more.

I don't have any children and I went to Rockingham Beach Primary School so I can't comment on what Safety Bay Primary School is like unfortunately. There is also Star of the Sea which is very close to Shoalwater which is a catholic, private, co-ed school depending on whether you prefer public or private.

Good luck with it all again!
2yrs+
ShannaAndToby
ShannaAndToby Hi Bec,
I was wondering how your experience at Safety Bay Primary school has been? I am moving to Shoalwater in Jan 2013 and my 9 year old son will be going to Safety Bay PS. Would love to know how you got on there!.
Cheers,
Shanna
2yrs+
Glastocat
Glastocat I would also like to know about Safety bay primary, as we are moving to Shoalwater in February.
2yrs+
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