Cottesloe Beach, Cottesloe

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If you want to know how good the lifestyle of many of Perth's residents is, head to Cottesloe Beach. Only 15 minutes from the city center, this 1.5 km (1 mi) expanse of golden sand meets clear Indian Ocean water ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and surfing. Enjoy a picnic and watch a game of cricket on the grass of the nearby Cottesloe Esplanade. The town of Cottesloe has a slow pace, but also plenty of restaurants and cafes where you can sample fresh seafood specialties. Plan to see Cottesloe Beach and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cottesloe itinerary planner.
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  • What a wonderful way to while away a morning .... A long stretch of white sand by the Indian Ocean, a light ocean breeze and picture-perfect blue sky ... all add up to help one shed away the worries o...  more »
  • While travelling through Perth en route to Johannesburg, we stopped off at Cottesloe Beach and had an enjoyable afternoon at the beach to kill time. The pristine beach with a myriad of cafe's and eate...  more »
  • We visited at the end of September on a warm sunny day but the beach was almost deserted. So much sand to ourselves and it was so clean and white. A beautiful beach with several eating houses nearby t...  more »
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  • 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.

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