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Cottesloe Beach

Among the best loved family beaches Perth has to offer, here take a swim, go surfing, and while away the hours under the sun.

A perfect place to go when the baking Perth sun comes out, Cottesloe Beach is an ideal spot for swimming, surfing, or just lounging on the beach all day long. Cottesloe has been a popular destination since the late 19th century and it has been a favoured haunt for holidaymakers ever since, with its consistent surf and its water temperature barely ever dropping beneath 21 degrees Celsius.

You can even go fishing in these parts. Head to the pier and drop a line to try and catch whiting or bream. Or you can delve into the water yourself: rent some snorkelling kit and admire the protected Cottesloe Reef system, and even find sea dragons hiding away amid the seagrass.

If you’re a keen surfer, head south of the Arch Monument and its towering stone Sundial, or paddle further afield. Swells are typically gentler for swimmers the closer you go to the Indiana bistro building.

For a rather more sedate experience, find a quiet spot beneath a tall Norfolk pine and laze all day looking across the Indian Ocean. Head for Marine Parade along the beach, where you’ll find food and drink on offer including fresh sea fare. Watch the sun setting whilst savouring a glass of wine at one of the local pubs. In mid-March you can also explore the annual Sculpture by the Sea event right here.

If you’re bringing youngsters, head for the Groyne, a quiet part of the beach where they can enjoy a splash in the water. In the distance you’ll be able to see the Rottnest Island and visit the Vlamingh Memorial named after a Dutch explorer.

Only about 11 kilometres from the centre of Perth, Cottesloe Beach is easy to reach by public transport. If you’re driving you can park at no cost on Marine Parade. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards through the evening in the summer, and be sure to stay in the safest patch between the flags when you go for a swim.

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Ocean Beach Hotel
Ocean Beach Hotel
4 out of 5
Cnr Marine Parade & Eric St Cottesloe, Cottesloe, WA
The price is AU$111 per night from 29 Jun. to 29 Jun.
Located in Cottesloe, this beach hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Cottesloe Beach and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Claremont Showgrounds. City Beach and Kings Park and ...
4.1/5Very Good! (985 reviews)
"Close to beach, off street parking, room was huge, just didnt like the lift ride"

Reviewed on 19 Apr. 2021

Ocean Beach Hotel
Cottesloe Beach Hotel
Cottesloe Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
104 Marine Parade, Cottesloe, WA
The price is AU$189 per night from 24 Jun. to 24 Jun.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Cottesloe hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cottesloe Surf Club and Cottesloe Beach. Leighton Beach and Port Beach are ...
4.1/5Very Good! (155 reviews)
"Watching the sunset going down on the ocean,was beautiful.The hive of activity in the street was great. The room was small and expensive,Could’ve booked into the Rendezvous hotel in Scarborough for less and got the same view."

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2020

Cottesloe Beach Hotel
Cottesloe Beachfront Luxury Ocean View Apartment Ideal for Couple and Children
Cottesloe Beachfront Luxury Ocean View Apartment Ideal for Couple and Children
Marine Parade, Perth, WA
Located in Cottesloe, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cottesloe Surf Club and Cottesloe Beach. Leighton Beach and Port Beach are also within ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Newly renovated apartment with every convenience in a great location
"We had a lovely stay at this Marine parade apartment with our two young boys. Mary & Allan were terrific owners to deal with, and gave a very warm welcome with fresh juices in fridge along with lots of other necessities taken care of. Apartment is very comfortable and spotlessly clean. We will be ..."

Reviewed on 2 Feb. 2019

Cottesloe Beachfront Luxury Ocean View Apartment Ideal for Couple and Children
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Ocean Beach Hotel
Ocean Beach Hotel
4 out of 5
Cnr Marine Parade & Eric St Cottesloe, Cottesloe, WA
The price is AU$111 per night from 29 Jun. to 29 Jun.
Ocean Beach Hotel
Cottesloe Beach Hotel
Cottesloe Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
104 Marine Parade, Cottesloe, WA
The price is AU$189 per night from 24 Jun. to 24 Jun.
Cottesloe Beach Hotel
Cottesloe Beachfront Luxury Ocean View Apartment Ideal for Couple and Children
Cottesloe Beachfront Luxury Ocean View Apartment Ideal for Couple and Children
Marine Parade, Perth, WA
Cottesloe Beachfront Luxury Ocean View Apartment Ideal for Couple and Children
Cottesloe Beach Chalets
Cottesloe Beach Chalets
3.5 out of 5
6 John Street, Cottesloe, WA
The price is AU$222 per night from 19 Jul. to 19 Jul.
Cottesloe Beach Chalets
Location! Location! 1 min to Cottesloe Beach
Location! Location! 1 min to Cottesloe Beach
4 Overton Gardens, Perth, WA
Location! Location! 1 min to Cottesloe Beach
Cottesloe Sea Bliss
Cottesloe Sea Bliss
3.5 out of 5
7 Napier Street, Cottesloe, WA
Cottesloe Sea Bliss
Cottesloe Marine Apartment
Cottesloe Marine Apartment
3.5 out of 5
6/7 Napier Street, Cottesloe, WA
Cottesloe Marine Apartment
Cottesloe Aqua Retreat
Cottesloe Aqua Retreat
3.5 out of 5
11 Warnham Rd, Cottesloe, WA
Cottesloe Aqua Retreat
Gold Sands Beach Apartment
Gold Sands Beach Apartment
3.5 out of 5
12/152 Marine Parade, Cottesloe, WA
Gold Sands Beach Apartment
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