Leighton Beach

Leighton Beach is a popular beach for people living south of the river. It is the home of the Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club and covers a 1.5 km stretch of coastline.

Weather 24°
Water 20°
UV Rating 5

Ongoing Hazards

Submerged Objects

Strong Currents

Leighton Beach has a large car park around the surf club, which is flanked by a kiosk and changing rooms, with more car parks north of the surf club.

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Waves average about 1 m and occasional rips continue up to the rocks at Mosmans (north of Leighton). There are beach breaks along here during a higher swell. Leighton and the surrounding area is popular among kitesurfers.

The northern section is home to a dog beach and is a popular section to snorkel during summer.The Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club has been patrolling Leighton beach since 1935, and also maintains the annex and patrol tower overlooking Port Beach.

A separate Port Surf Life Saving Club operated at Port Beach between 1958 and 1976 when it was amalgamated with Fremantle SLSC, with the watchtower continuing to provide lifesaving services.