Floreat Beach

Patrols began at the beach following World War 2 when members from City Beach would patrol the area. This led to the development of the North City Surf Life Saving Club in 1947, which changed its name to Floreat in 1954.

Beach Patrol

Floreat Surf Life Saving Club conducts patrols of Floreat Beach over weekends and public holidays between October and April each year. For further information regarding patrol dates and times, visit beachsafe.org.au.

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Ongoing Hazards

Beach Rips

Strong Currents

Heavy Shorebreak

Drop off

Floreat Beach begins on the northern side of the City Beach groyne. The Floreat Surf Life Saving Club is located 150 m north of the groyne and patrols the next 2.5 km of beach.

Get to know more about Floreat Beach and the people behind what was previously known as the North City Surf Life Saving Club.

The present club, kiosk, café, playground and volley ball courts are surrounded by car parks and reserves. The beach, apart from the groyne, is straight and relatively steep and reflective, with a continuous attached bar forming during higher waves.

Rip channels tend to be absent in summer, however during winter storms and any period of higher waves they will cut channels across the bar every 100 to 200 m.

The 3 km of beach between Floreat and Scarborough is backed by a 200 m wide dune reserve, with occasional car parks and the foredune rising to 10-15 m. This is a more difficult to assess section with less usage.

Beach Information

Swimming Info

The patrolled area offers the safest swimming areas. Always stay between the flags, on the bar and close inshore.

Surfing Info

The best beach breaks are amongst the higher waves at the northern end of the beach. The main breaks are associated with the reefs and groynes. At City and Floreat the groynes attract most attention.