The sundial at Cottlesoe beach is a piece of art and tells time. It has two wings - one for morning and the other for afternoon. Each is adorned with isoclines for estimating the time and it is accurate to within five minutes. Photographers will need a wide-angle lens to work in close quarters around the dial.
About a kilometer walk from Cottlesloe station, Cottlesloe beach is famous for it's chilly waters, it's soft sand, and it's beautiful sunbathers.
Walking into the beach you get the distinct impression that it's a very youth-oriented area - most people are kids from high school enjoying a weekend (or cheeky midweek skip) sunbake or splash. This is a fantastic place to get a feel for the "sun-bronzed and healthy" Aussie model, if the only Aussies you've encountered overseas have been fat, lazy, pale boozehounds. Everyone here is very, very, good-looking. It almost doesn't make sense.
A local favourite is to get fish and chips from one of the numerous stores on the strip, then sit down to eat on the grassy foreshore. Don't forget to wait half an hour before you swim!
We were at Cottesloe, erm, not really. Well to escape the crowd, we chose to head towards a stretch of beach called North Cottesloe. There we go, this explains my title.
My family reached the beach some time around 4.30pm. Since it was winter, there was really only about an hour for my children to enjoy themselves before sunset. My daughter was off like a blizzard - running around, scooping sand, running into the water, etc.
My son was a little bit more tentative. He's still a tad bit of the sand's texture. But after about two minutes, he too was zipping around.
Totally serene, with the nice cool breeze. This is truly one placed that I'd like to visit again, hopefully for a longer period of time.
Well I must admit, Cottesloe beach was one of the highlights of our Perth stay. The pristine waters of Indian Ocean just cooled us. We spent almost half a day here swimming, lying on the grass watching the people and the ocean. We also had the chance to check out the exhibition located on the beach. For a family weekend, Cottesloe is great for relaxing, enjoying sea and sun. It is located in between Fremantle and Perth. The train takes about 15 minutes from either direction. Another 10-15 minutes walk is required to reach the fantastic beach.
yep i live there
especially nice at night, for a walk
and in the early morning, for a swim
avoid the time between 11 am to 4pm, it is way too hot
nice in winter though. watch the wind. in winter it picks up at about 4 and then dies down.
the beach is lit up at night and to the right of the surf club you can walk for miles on the sand to freo beach
This hotel is across the road from the beach and is very popular during weekends, people have a surf then a cold beer to complete the enjoyment. The hotel is a landmark having been in the area for decades, located in one of the best beach locations in Perth there have been attempts by developers to develop the site with high rise apartments. Not successful yet as the local Council and the State Government have put a limit on how many levels can be built.
This hotel is one of the "hot night spots" in Perth, particularly late in the week and weekends with people queuing for entry.
The Perth weather has been so calm and sunny we decided to visit the fabulous Cottesloe Beach on this winter Sunday afternoon. It was nearly traffic jam conditions as we drove along Marine Terrace to the beach area and eventually found a parking spot. Cottesloe is one of the best beaches in Perth and gives you the complete package, plenty of sand , water and waves plus terrarced lawn areas for those who do not like sitting on the sand. It is your chance to have a swim in the Indian Ocean. Very popular are the two pubs across the road, they are both icons on the Perth pub scene and know how to look after the beachgoer, cold beer, good food and music and in summer the beer garden is magic. Young and old people love the pubs, however the young majority rule.
I discovered Cottesloe during a Sunday session at the famous Cottesloe Beach Hotel, which was quite amazing to see many people continuing a non stop week-end party. By the way the food at the Cafe was great too.
The main purpose to come here is the scenery, which offers a popular spot to relax on the beach or surfing on the wave.
A look towards Cottesloe beach from at the end of its Jetty. It's jetty is a popular spot for fishing, but be prepared to get wet when the waves are big.
From here you can look in on the landmark Tea Rooms, to the left on the layered hillside is a favorite place for the locals to sit down and enjoy the beautiful sunsets off Cottesloe.
With enough beautiful, and tan bodies on the beach to rival, any other beach in the World. Cottesloe Beach, is the beach favored by the youth in Southern Perth.
Beautiful white sand stretches along the shoreline, dotted by thousands of tan bodies on a sunny Aussie weekend at Cottesloe. A popular beach for surfing, bodyboarding, swimming, tanning, volleyball, snorkling, and fishing. The beach caters to all types.
A land mark on the beach is the Indiana Tea House. Home of the Tea Rooms, and the Cottesloe Life Saving and Athletic Club, which was establised in 1909.
Definitly a beach worth paying a visit to while in Perth. If not to enjoy the countless ativities that take place on and off the beach. Then atleast to enjoy the beautiful beach and people that make this place a must see.
Click on the following link for my Perth beach map. Perth Beach Map
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.
Cottelsoe Beach is an awesome urban zone untouched by tourism and trashy trinkets.
Just a 15-minute drive from the CBD, you'll find one of the great things about Cottesloe Beach is that it is patronised primarily by locals. Early in the morning and after 5pm, it becomes the zone of the seriously fit. They swim, run, roller blade and wave ski while enjoying the sites of this gorgeous coastal region during any weather conditions.
"Cottesloe" was named after Thomas Francis Fremantle, Lord Cottesloe. 1st Baron of Swanbourne (in 1874), the older brother to Captain Charles Howe Fremantle who, on the 2nd of May 1829 raised the 1st British flag at Fremantle.
If you`ve no car availlable and you`ve to use public transport, this is the easiest way to get to a Perth beach:
Take the Fremantle train vom the CBD and leave at Cottesloe station (20 minutes). From there you have to walk maybe 10 minutes and you`re standing at a wonderful beachfront. Train is cheap. A couple can take a "Family-Rider" for just $ 7,50 together and valid the whole day for all Transperth lines and buses.
If you really love the beach, you will love Cottesloe.The Ocean Beach Backpackers is a good place to stay on the main strip with its own Internet cafe.The beach is right over the road. There are good, reasonable restaurants a few steps away and the bus stops right outside the door. The hotel next door has really lovely rooms and is a favorite with country people having a holiday in the "city".:http://www.obh.com.au/accomm.htm.There are some "chalets" down the road that are very reasonable for family groups.http://www.cottesloebeachchalets.com.au/ If you look at the web cam,http://www.dpi.wa.gov.au/coastaldata/ you will see why we all love Cottesloe.
I am normally not a sunset kind of guy. But never the less, i do enjoy a great sunset every now and again.
We decided to drive over to Cottosloe beach, just South of Perth, to sit back an enjoy a sunset for once. Looking out over the ocean. In the distance you could just make out the faint outline of Rottnest Island.
We took notice to the slight haze that hung just over the horizon, and had the slighest inkling, that we were in for a great sunset.
As the sun began to take its place behind the curtain of haze. We began to see the colors of the sunset manifest right before our very eyes. For over 10 minutes we sat and watched in complete awe, over its radiant beauty, that illuminated before us.
Before we knew it, the sun had fallen beyond the horizon. But we were left with this feeling of appreciation. Knowing that though one day had come to an end. Another one lies at the opposite horizon..