Cottesloe Beach is an icon of Perth, and it really is as pretty as a picture! In fact, Cottesloe Beach is actually one of the city's most popular swimming spots, plus it's also perfect for snorkelling and surfing, and enjoying the sunset as you settle in for a family picnic!
Cottesloe Beach is also affectionately known to locals as 'Cott', as it's affectionately known, really is a favourite among Perth's 19 stunning white sand beaches. Shady Norfolk Pines is where you can find smooth terraced lawns and pristine sands which offer the perfect setting for a lazy afternoon or family day out.
You also have a buzzing boulevard of cafes and restaurants great for those beachside breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
The water is crystal clear waters and the swell is consistent swell which makes it the perfec regular hangout for swimmers, body boarders and surfers.
The rocks and reefs are great for snorkellers too!
Don't miss visiting in March where you can see Sculpture by the Sea transform the foreshore into the an incredible outdoor gallery space!
The beach can be reached by car, bus or train from Perth. Take the 15 minute drive from the city, hop on the regular Transperth buses, or jump on the Fremantle train line and enjoy a pleasant 600 metre walk to the beach from Cottesloe station.Get directions
There is a cafe and restaurant near the beach where you can grab something to eat! There is also a picnic area
Great for Sailing, Snorkelling, Surfing, Swimming, and Walks!
They do have a gift shop!
Surfing is prohibited north of the Cottesloe groyne to 100m north of this point from the 1st October - 31st March.