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.