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Cottesloe Beach

The options are plentiful at family-friendly Cottesloe Beach, another attractive Western Australian beach which simply oozes natural beauty.

Ride the waves on a surfboard, take a dip in the Indian Ocean’s clear blue water, or enjoy a peaceful picnic on the terraced lawns that overlook the ocean. This is one of Western Australia’s most attractive and popular beaches.

If you’re looking for the perfect place to spend a hot, lazy day at the beach, then look no further. Cottesloe Beach is an idyllic location with perfect crystal clear water, ideal for swimming and surfing.

This beach is particularly family-friendly and there are plenty of facilities here aimed at children. There’s also the Surf Life Saving Club, which will give you peace of mind while your children are playing in the sea.

Cottesloe first became a popular seaside resort in the late 19th century, and its reputation has remained ever since. The surfing conditions are consistently good, and the water is warm for most of the year.

The best surfing breaks on this beach can be found south of the Arch Monument, easily recognisable by its huge stone sundial. If you just fancy a swim, it’s better to swim near the iconic Indiana bistro building, where currents aren’t so strong.

If you have children in tow, check out the Groyne. This sheltered pocket of beach is perfect for a quiet splash away from the serious surfers. If you have fishing gear with you, you can easily throw a line and if you’re lucky, you may pull out some whiting or bream.

Alternatively, if you feel like having a peek at the area’s marine life then you can hire some snorkelling gear and explore the life which resides around the protected Cottesloe Reef system. There’s a real treasure trove of marine life in this area, which you can view at close hand.

There are several excellent restaurants in this area, or if you fancy a drink and some good traditional pub food, then there are several cosy pubs nearby.

Cottesloe Beach is located about 11 kilometres from central Perth. You can get there by public transport or by car. Parking is free along Marine Parade.

Make the most of your time at Cottesloe Beach. Below is a list of some of the most popular things to do:

Have a look at our Perth things to do page to find more activities while you're here.


Guide to Exploring Cottesloe Beach


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Ocean Beach Hotel NZ$106
Ocean Beach Hotel

Ocean Beach Hotel

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

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

    Cottesloe Beach Hotel NZ$177
    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 miles (5 km). Cottesloe Station is 18 minutes by foot and Cottesloe Grant Street Station is 24 minutes.

      Cottesloe Beach Chalets NZ$196
      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 miles (5 km). Cottesloe Station is 17 minutes by foot and Mosman Park Station is 23 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 miles (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 holiday 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 miles (5 km). Cottesloe Station is 16 minutes by foot and Mosman Park Station is 22 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 miles (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 miles (5 km). Cottesloe Grant Street Station is 9 minutes by foot and Claremont Swanbourne Station is 18 minutes.

                Cottesloe Tree Top Studio
                Cottesloe Tree Top Studio

                Cottesloe Tree Top Studio

                14 McNamara Way, Cottesloe, WA
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Cottesloe, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Claremont Quarter Shopping Center and Cottesloe Beach. Cottesloe Surf Club and Claremont Showgrounds are also within 2 miles (3 km). Cottesloe Grant Street Station is 9 minutes by foot and Claremont Swanbourne Station is 10 minutes.