Cottesloe BeachCurrently Open
- Address: Marine Parade, Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia 6011, Australia
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Beach, Water Body, Observatory, Walking Area, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Nature
Cottesloe Beach - Review
Cottesloe beach lies in the suburb of Cottesloe in Perth and is one of the most popular beaches in the city. “Cott” as it is known by locals is considered one of the safest beaches for swimming and water sports and has beautiful white sands and turquoise blue waters. The beach is bounded by grassy terraces, a park and lined with pines. There are several cafes, restaurants, bars and surf shops across the street from the beach as well. The iconic Indiana Teahouse building, which extends right on to the beach houses a restaurant and surf club. The annual outdoor art event, Sculpture By the Sea is held on this beach. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Perth Itinerary 7 Days.
Cottesloe Beach Information
- The sun can be harsh so carry a hat, a strong sunblock and drink plenty of water.
- The beach tends to get crowded, as it is a popular tourist hub.
How To reach Cottesloe Beach by Public Transport
- Bus 102 from William St goes straight to the beach.
- Nearest Station is Cottesloe Station.
Restaurants Near Cottesloe Beach
- The Blue Duck
- John Street Cafe
- Il Lido
- Indiana Bistro
- The Beach Club
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Things to Know Before Visiting Cottesloe Beach
95% of people who visit Perth include Cottesloe Beach in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
48.45% of people start their Cottesloe Beach visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Cottesloe Beach
94.51% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cottesloe Beach
Cottesloe Beach Trips
Cottesloe Beach, Perth Reviews
Cottesloe is our favourite beach within the Perth metro area. You can get to it easily via car and train. One of the few beaches in Perth with shady trees and grassy slopes. It's a fantastic place to watch the sun setting over the Indian Ocean while enjoying a picnic and a glass of wine. Many eateries and cafes line the road so you'll lots to choose from. Lots of parking available but it can still be a challenge during weekends and public holidays. The dark, medieval looking public toilets and changing rooms desperately need an upgrade. These are located in a huge building that also houses the historic Indiana Tearooms. The world famous Sculptures By The Sea, a free public art event, is held along this beautiful beach and sculptors from all over the world exhibit their larger than life pieces here for 2 weeks every March. It can get quite windy along the beach and the waves are rough sometimes. There is a groyne at one end that juts out into the ocean. And it's from here that many photographers like to capture Perth's iconic Cottesloe Beach.
I do like this beach, it is quiet although that does mean that eatery options are limited (the ones that they have do look great though). I found it a little windy when I visited so might be best to stay on the grass on those days rather than the sand. The water was lovely but a little choppy (due to the wind) but none of that took away from a good beach day.
Sculptures by the sea is nice and the beach is a great place to spend time with family. The weekends are very crowded though - i guess it's because the sculptures by the sea is in happening now and slightly difficult to get a parking nearby - but if you are ready for a short stroll - will get a lot of free parking spots. Overall, above average experience.
We love this beach. It's absolutely amazing
Really good beach and a picture with the life saving club building is a must.