1. Never wearing shoes.
Whether it’s a general “no worries” Aussie attitude or something specific to this beachside town, I know I often went whole days forgetting my sandals. Once I had to put gas in the car and realized at the pump that I’d left home with no shoes. Nobody cared.
2. South Beach
Probably one of the prettiest white-sand beaches around (although North Beach and Swanbourne are also up there), the grassy area has a ton of barbecues for hanging out under the trees, there’s a nice cafe close to the carpark, and if you walk along the dunes far enough, you’ll see the statue of C.Y. O’Connor on his horse charging into the surf.