About us

Perth’s Award Winning Beachside Market-Place

Founded in 2016 as a social enterprise in Perth, The Summer X Salt Markets began as a vision to promote local, conscious creatives, artisans and small businesses specifically interested in ocean sustainability.

Today, Summer X Salt is now known as Perth’s award winning beachside market-place, a platform that engages and provides positive growth to the creative coastal community, whilst working towards a more sustainable future. Held on Whadjuk country, Boorloo, the markets take place every Summer from October-March at Clarko Reserve, Trigg in Perth, WA.

Each beachside market showcases a carefully curated line-up of surf and salty inspired artists and designers, live music, food and drink trucks positioned within walking distance to the beach!

You’ll also find free Kids Workshops, Community Yoga, Pilates and Meditation sessions at each event – plus pop up Ice Baths, Beach Cleans, Morning Swims and more!

Our achievements

  • State Winner and National Finalist at Australian Event Awards 2020 and 2021
  • Finalist for Festival and Events at Tourism Council WA Awards 2021
  • Offsetting emissions with Carbon Positive Australia
  • Awarded with ‘Quality Tourism Accredited Business’ Status

Supporting our community since 2016.

To date, Summer x Salt has provided a launch-pad for over 2100 emerging small businesses and creative makers to grow and thrive.

In 2019 Summer X Salt launched their first ever sell out ‘SALTY NIGHTS’ Outdoor Movie Night, raising over $10k for Bushfire Relief funds.

In 2018, the ‘Salty Startup’ Grant was launched to provide financial support in the form of a market stall and ongoing business and brand mentorship.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a socially conscious marketplace and inclusive community for talented local designers, creatives, foodies and musicians who are also on a mission to do good for the planet.

Our Vision

We connect people through coastal culture, impact events, awareness projects and immersive experiences to inspire creativity, empower good health and guide sustainability for a better tomorrow.

How it all started!

Sophie Keate and Mei Wan Yong, co-owners of The Summer x Salt Markets, and Salty Folk inc met in 2016 over a Gumtree Diffuser having both recently become self employed consultants.

With a background in Marketing, Event Management and strategic Planning, Sophie and Mei began collaborating on joint freelance projects and events. Not long after their first coastal summer working together, did Sophie and Mei jump in head first and self fund their new project – The Summer x Salt Markets.

Today, Sophie and Mei lead the way in launching new community based activation projects across Perth and work hard to inspire healthier communities through shared experiences.



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