Cottesloe Beach, Cottesloe

4.6
#1 of 202 in Outdoors in Greater Perth
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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  • You go throu a typical middle class very pretty neighborhood when you go there from Perth. Nice beach. Unfortunatly the water was too cold for us, but we watched the sunset over the indan ocean...  more »
  • Visited Cottesloe beach for a swim and coffee in late April. Really good clean water and beach. Coffee shops were a aplenty and reasonably priced. Plenty of parking and some free. Wow.  more »
  • miles of sandy beach with plenty of parking. Flat exits to the staring, very empty during my visit
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  • Nice water and shore. Have been here many times and would recommend it to tourists and families. Fairly safe as there are lots of patrols.
  • Probably the best beach in Western Australia. This place has it all. From a walk out onto the rocks, from the wonderful sand beneath your toes. Cottesloe Beach also has wonderful restraunts. The sunsets are one of the most amazing to view. Highly recommend!
  • Great beach. For a quieter spot, go a bit further north where the parking is easier and the beach is less crowded.
  • Good shore. Not quite youthful family friendly in certain areas as the entry to water is quite steep. Birds from the trees round sunset may earn a dreadful racket. So much so that you can't talk. Sculptures from the ocean is well worth the trip down.highly recommended
  • this beach is overated and is full of tourist. if you really want a . good beach go north a bit and get some waves, not just sunscreen filled water. parking is shocking and the choice of parking and shelter is redicoulous.
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