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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.

Popular Activities at Cottesloe Beach

Would you like to make your visit to Cottesloe Beach even more unique? Remember to try some of these things to do:

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Ocean Beach Hotel AU$99
Ocean Beach Hotel

Ocean Beach Hotel

Cnr Marine Parade & Eric St Cottesloe, Cottesloe, WA
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cottesloe Surf Club and Cottesloe Beach. Claremont Quarter Shopping Center and Leighton Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km). Cottesloe Grant Street Station is 17 minutes by foot and Cottesloe Station is 22 minutes.

    Cottesloe Beach Chalets AU$176
    Cottesloe Beach Chalets

    Cottesloe Beach Chalets

    6 John Street, Cottesloe, WA
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cottesloe Surf Club and Cottesloe Beach. Leighton Beach and Claremont Quarter Shopping Center are also within 3 mi (5 km). Cottesloe Station is 17 minutes by foot and Mosman Park Station is 23 minutes.

      Cottesloe Beach Hotel AU$150
      Cottesloe Beach Hotel

      Cottesloe Beach Hotel

      104 Marine Parade, Cottesloe, WA
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        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 also within 3 mi (5 km). Cottesloe Station is 18 minutes by foot and Cottesloe Grant Street Station is 24 minutes.

        Cottesloe Sea Bliss
        Cottesloe Sea Bliss

        Cottesloe Sea Bliss

        7 Napier Street, Cottesloe, WA
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cottesloe Surf Club and Cottesloe Beach. Claremont Quarter Shopping Center and Leighton Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km). Cottesloe Station is 17 minutes by foot and Cottesloe Grant Street Station is 20 minutes.

          Cottesloe Artist's Beach Retreat
          Cottesloe Artist's Beach Retreat

          Cottesloe Artist's Beach Retreat

          1/6 Forrest Street, Cottesloe, WA
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the beach, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cottesloe Surf Club and Cottesloe Beach. Leighton Beach and Claremont Quarter Shopping Center are also within 3 mi (5 km). Cottesloe Station is 16 minutes by foot and Mosman Park Station is 22 minutes.

            Cottesloe Apartment Close to the Beach
            Cottesloe Apartment Close to the Beach

            Cottesloe Apartment Close to the Beach

            108 Broome Street, Cottesloe, WA
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of City Beach, Fremantle Markets, and Fremantle Prison. Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Scarborough Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km). Cottesloe Station is 14 minutes by foot and Cottesloe Grant Street Station is 18 minutes.

              Cottesloe Beach Pines Apartment
              Cottesloe Beach Pines Apartment

              Cottesloe Beach Pines Apartment

              14/108 Broome Street, Cottesloe, WA
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Cottesloe, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cottesloe Surf Club and Cottesloe Beach. Claremont Quarter Shopping Center and Leighton Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km). Cottesloe Station is 14 minutes by foot and Cottesloe Grant Street Station is 18 minutes.

                Cottesloe Beach Deluxe Apartment
                Cottesloe Beach Deluxe Apartment

                Cottesloe Beach Deluxe Apartment

                4/27 Grant Street, Cottesloe, WA
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Cottesloe, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cottesloe Surf Club and Cottesloe Beach. Claremont Quarter Shopping Center and Claremont Showgrounds are also within 3 mi (5 km). Cottesloe Grant Street Station is 9 minutes by foot and Claremont Swanbourne Station is 18 minutes.