North Cottesloe Beach

A popular snorkelling spot through summer, North Cottesloe Beach is a 500m stretch of west-facing sand and bluffs, extending north from Eric Street to Grant Street, and is patrolled by the North Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club.

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Ongoing Hazards

Beach Rips

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A popular snorkelling spot through summer, North Cottesloe Beach is a 500m stretch of west-facing sand and bluffs, extending north from Eric Street to Grant Street, and is patrolled by the North Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club.

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North Cottesloe beach was one of the first developed on the Perth coast and, with the establishment of North Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club, has been patrolled since 1912. The club is now one of Australia’s largest with over 2500 members.

North Cottesloe beach is backed entirely by Marine Parade and, while there is limited parking, it’s also usually a less crowded beach. The reef along the beach makes it a popular spot with snorkellers, however it can also be a spot for rips during winter with higher waves commencing at the south end of the beach. The reef in particular induces stronger currents and deeper rip channels and should be avoided by swimmers.

Beach Information

Swimming Info

While the beach runs continuously from North Cottesloe to Cottesloe it is interrupted by the groyne at the southern end and rocks and reefs north of the large the central car park and at either end of North Cottesloe beach. While this beach is popular for snorkeling in summer, there are permanent rips against the reefs, which induce stronger currents and deeper rip channels and should be avoided by swimmers.