Leighton Beach

Very popular amongst those living south of the river and tourists alike, Leighton Beach stretches for 1.5 km’s and offers great snorkelling and calm waters for visitors. The northern side of the beach is dog-friendly and a popular area to kitesurf during summer.

Weather 19°
Water 18°
UV Rating 3

Beach Patrol

There are currently no beach patrols operational at this beach. Surf Life Saving Club patrols will re-commence later in the year. In the meantime, for up to date information around beach closures and safety, follow us on twitter

Ongoing Hazards

Submerged Objects

Strong Currents

Fremantle SLSC has been patrolling Leighton beach since 1935, and also maintains the annex and patrol tower overlooking Port Beach.

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A soft grassed area is located along the foreshore, providing guests with electric barbecues, picnic tables, toilet facilities and a kiosk. If you are looking for something more substantial to eat, takeaway and dine in cafes are located a short walk away from this beach.

A beach wheelchair is available thanks to the Disabled Surfers Association of WA and can be booked via the Fremantle SLSC.

There are two main carparks and entrance points onto Leighton beach, the largest is to the south next to the Fremantle SLSC providing over 100 free parking bays, and the other is to the north holding 70 bays. A further 90 bays also run along Leighton Beach Boulevard.

If you are visiting via public transport, the North Fremantle Train Station is only 800 metres away from the beach. There are also many buses that travel to this beach, plan your journey now via the Transperth Journey Planner.

Beach Information

Swimming Info

Waves average about 1m at this beach with conditions usually calm, suitable for young children and families. Occasionally rips continue up to the rocks at Mosman’s (north of Leighton).

Surfing Info

There are beach breaks along Leighton Beach during a higher swell, with consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat.