Popular Perth beachside markets launching with sustainable focus

Scarborough Sunset Markets by drone.
Scarborough Sunset Markets by drone.

WILD weather delayed the launch of the popular Scarborough Sunset Markets but now they are ready to kick off for another year.

The markets return on Thursday, November 7 from 5pm to 9pm, when the foreshore will come alive with market stalls, food trucks and live music in front of the stunning beach backdrop.

Market organisers have partnered with OzHarvest WA and aim to reduce waste by 44 per cent and increase recycling by 86 per cent from last season.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own plates, cutlery and cups to enjoy their meals on or buy a reusable eat kit, then dispose of waste at waste stations, where volunteers will ensure it is sorted correctly.

Food vendors will be offering everything from gourmet hotdogs and Malaysian satay to Italian street food and Japanese sweets, as well cold-pressed juices, ice cream and fairy floss.

Browse a variety of retail stalls selling items such as including natural skincare, handmade candles, clothing, jewellery, artwork, flowers, dog treats and homewares.

There will be plenty of entertainment including a fire show, Brazilian drumming, live music and games on the beach, from soccer and cricket to sand castle competitions and giant Jenga.

City of Stirling runs a free shuttle bus service between Trigg Beach carpark and outside La Capannina every half hour from 5pm to 9pm.

The markets run weekly until April 30.