Cottesloe Beach
Cottesloe Beach
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Enjoy the day in one of Australia's most striking urban beaches.
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10Orchard
Worcester, UK544 contributions
Mar 2020
Loved the beautiful sandy beach with car parking close by. Lifeguards supervise the area close to the town centre. Sculptures dot the promenade to give a different feel to the beach. Lots of children's play areas. Information on the history and wild life
Written April 1, 2020
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Stephen B
Sydney325 contributions
Oct 2019
The beach is obviously a very popular place - partly because it was school holidays. Many of the people there were young teenagers. The young girls were wearing skimpy bikinis but there were no topless women.

The only other time we came here to WA some years ago, it was raining heavily. Today it was a beautiful warm sunny day.

Many people were sunbaking on the grass or on the beach. People were enjoying the walk along the long stonework pier. Adventurous teenagers were jumping off the pier.

It was great atmosphere. Well worth visiting on such a beautiful day.
Written January 1, 2020
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Chrissybubs
Maidstone, UK283 contributions
Mar 2020
Cottesloe is well worth a visit. Of course when one is in Perth, there are so many wonderful white sand beaches around every corner, that it is easy to get blase! But this offers a little more with the scupture park that has been created near and on the beach. It is for free but a contribution is requested but not obligatory. Some of the scuptures are breath taking and beautiful; others, like the enormous head of Homer Simpson sitting on the beach, not quite so ! But all are worth a trip to discuss which one you would like to stash in your suitcase and take home with you !!
Written March 31, 2020
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Bwiz
Wallowa, Oregon, USA91 contributions
Feb 2020
Exactly, it's a beach, and a nice one. I plunked myself into the Indian Ocean for the first time ever, so that's something. There were no stinging jelly fish to great me, definitly a plus.Rottnest Island sits offshore and you can take a day trip over there, or spend the night and see the lights of Cottesloe.
Cottesloe is easy to get to from Perth as a train will deliver you for under five Aussie dollars.
Written February 20, 2020
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Cottcocalhuman
2 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
Christmas Eve was an absolute disgrace. Playing average music to a crowd that clearly left because of the lack of ambience especially after multiple complaints about the lack of Christmas spirit, truly shows lack of customer engagement. A disappointing evening for many local repeat customers. Read. The. Room. P.S. no one is dancing.
Written December 24, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,463 contributions
Jul 2021
Cottesloe Beach, known as Cott, is divided into two sections - "Cott" and "North Cott." Locals tend to prefer North Cott and some would say that the bikini girls are prettier. Either way, the sand is white and the water is clean. Cott is the gathering place for Perth's golden girls and golden boys. By the way, don't swim in the afternoon after the sea breese comes in, the surf can become treacherous.
Written September 21, 2021
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gfsc5
Perth, Australia1,346 contributions
Mar 2021
This is a very nice beach with clear water, a protective groyne at one end, a secured area in the water (well patronised), clean sand, trees and shade.

Downside is the lack of public toilets other than a row of portaloos and an ugly carpark in a pristine part of the area. Some of the dune management, including pathways down to the beach, didn't look to be the best.

Worth a visit though if you're into swimming.
Written March 9, 2021
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Douglas R
Tenterden, UK897 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Gorgeous white sandy beach provides good swimming and a little surfing. Good public changing rooms. It was Sculpure Exhibition time in early March so some great interesting exhibits.
For a good lunch go to The Canteen Pizza on Marine Parade....wonderful service and drinks served by a great crew!
Written April 13, 2020
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Paul H
Bournemouth, UK1,260 contributions
Oct 2022
This is a lovely beach, and it the favourite for Perth residents I would guess. It goes on for quite a bit. People walk, run and cycle it. There a several cafe's and restaurants. It is nonetheless, very calm and quite. It has a big retirement community. We were there for almost a week, in an AirBnB, and used it as our base to discover Perth and its surroundings.
Written October 23, 2022
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,588 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
Excellent beach made all the better by the sculptures exhibition which commenced recently. Great expanse of white / yellow sandy beach - breezy from the sea and very embracing. Nice selection of eateries on the main road. Shark nets on the beach to improve safety. Nice bird spotting. Just the place for a picnic Great all year!
Written March 7, 2020
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