The crowd pleasing Cottesloe Beach is a big hit with families because its
iconic pine trees, grassed picnic areas and nearby playground.
There’s plenty of eating and drinking options along the Marine Parade strip including the refurbished Cottesloe Hotel, Lido and Blue Duck Cafe ensuring a day out at the beach creeps into the night. Although there are few things as quintessentially Western Australian as fish ‘n chips as the ochre sun slips into the Indian Ocean.
As pretty as Perth’s beaches are, they can be dangerous so be sure to always swim between the flags, watch for the rips and sneaky waves. The sun is harsh year round so follow the local mantra of slip, slop, slap; slip on protective clothing, slop on SPF 30 sunscreen and slap on a hat.