"Make a trip to the beach!" Cottesloe Tip by sunshinejo
Cottesloe, Perth: 26 reviews and 41 photos
Cotteloe is a lovely beach suburb of Perth, and an area that I spent quite a bit of time in. The beach there is really long, so you're guaranteed to find a quiet spot away from other people, and of course, there's plenty of room for beach games, if that's your thing. Once you've got past the breaking waves, the sea is pretty calm. However, there can be quite a strong current that can drag you up the beach, so watch out for that, and ask the lifeguards if they're there. Leave the surfboard at home if you're coming here, the waves break too close to the shore for there to be any good surfing. Also, you should either aim to get here in the morning, or check a weather report before leaving, as there can be quite a strong wind in the afternoons which blows the sand EVERYWHERE! Not fun! If you do get caught in the breeze, then there are grassy areas at the main end of the beach, which minimise the amount of sand that'll get stuck to your sun cream.
Directions: From Perth train station, take the Fremantle train, which leaves about every 15 mins. Get off at Cottesloe, cross to the other side of the track and follow the road leading away from the station up and over the hill until you hit the beach.
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