Cottesloe Beach

One of Perth's most iconic beaches, affectionately known as "Cott". Surround yourself with sun, crystal clear waters, white sand and shady Norfolk Island Pines at main Cottesloe beach.

Cottesloe beach is famed not just as a swimming spot, but an avid surfing and snorkelling location, due to the surrounding reef. The white sands are bordered by grass areas, perfect for picnics, covered by shady trees for sun protection. There are shower and toilet facilities located under the iconic Indiana building. 

Where to Eat and Drink

There are plenty of options for dine in and take away around Cottesloe's coast, with a number of bars, restaurants and cafes along the foreshore. Oder takeaway and enjoy a picnic on the grass terraces, or dry off and head indoors for a drink. Local hotspots include Il Lido, Indigo Oscar, Ocean Beach Hotel and Gelato Bar Cottesloe.

Cottesloe Shark Barrier

Between October and March each year, the Town of Cottesloe installs an eco shark barrier to protect swimmers, and instill peace of mind on the beach. The net is 170m long and extends about 140m from the shoreline out to the sea. This installation is made from 100% recycled materials and requires less maintenance, has superior strength and improved resilience.