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Cottesloe Beach WA

Cottesloe Beach is a 1.5 km stretch of west-facing sand and bluffs, which extends north from Mudurup Rocks to the southern rocks of Swanbourne Beach. A 100 m long groyne has been built out across Mudrup Rocks, and defines the southern boundary.The entire beach is backed by Marine Parade.... Read more

Cottesloe Beach is a 1.5 km stretch of west-facing sand and bluffs, which extends north from Mudurup Rocks to the southern rocks of Swanbourne Beach. A 100 m long groyne has been built out across Mudrup Rocks, and defines the southern boundary.The entire beach is backed by Marine Parade. Between the Parade and the beach is the Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club and a car park on the southern bluffs above the groyne, with an equipment building on the beach. Cottesloe patrols the southern half of the beach (WA 839a)Six hundred meters to the north is North Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club right off the Parade, on the edge of the bluffs and overlooking the northern half of the beach (WA 839b)While the beach runs continuously from Cottesloe to North 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.The more protected southern corner usually has lower waves and weak currents and is popular with families and children. Waves average about 1 m up the beach and usually maintain a steep beach with an attached 50 m wide bar. During winter and following higher waves rips usually commence about 100 m up the beach together with permanent rips against the reefs. The reefs in particular induce stronger currents and deeper rip channels and should be avoided by swimmers.The Cottesloe end has a series of car parks, together with a grassy reserve between the parade and beach and a large beach pavilion. North Cottesloe has more limited parking and consequently is usually a less crowded beach.The beach was one of the first developed on the Perth coast. Following the opening of the Perth to Fremantle railway in 1880 people began walking the 1 km from Cottesloe railway station to the beach. As a result of its early popularity a ‘caretaker’ patrolled the beach as early as 1906. In 1909 is became the birth place of surfing and Surf Life Saving in Western Australia, with the establishment of the Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club, with the North Cottesloe club following in 1912.

Swimming

While the beach runs continuously from Cottesloe to North 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. The more protected southern corner usually has lower waves and weak currents and is popular with families and children. Waves average about 1 m up the beach and usually maintain a steep beach with an attached 50 m wide bar. During winter and following higher waves rips usually commence about 100 m up the beach together with permanent rips against the reefs. The reefs in particular induce stronger currents and deeper rip channels and should be avoided by swimmers.

Surfing

While the beach runs continuously from Cottesloe to North 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. The more protected southern corner usually has lower waves and weak currents and is popular with families and children. Waves average about 1 m up the beach and usually maintain a steep beach with an attached 50 m wide bar. During winter and following higher waves rips usually commence about 100 m up the beach together with permanent rips against the reefs. The reefs in particular induce stronger currents and deeper rip channels and should be avoided by swimmers.

General

Cottesloe is Perth’s oldest and still most popular surfing beach, and is patrolled by two surf life saving clubs.

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Information

About

Cottesloe, WA 6011

Includes beaches:
North Cottesloe

Length:
0km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 wa0839

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Submerged Objects
    Submerged Objects
  • Heavy shorebreak
    Heavy shorebreak
  • Drop off
    Drop off
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Kiosk
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Showers
  • Picnic
  • Cafe
  • Groyne

Shark Alert

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Weather

Wednesday 22, Feb 5:48 am

Day 24°    Night 14°
14.5°C
Cloud clearing

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

4 am
0.55m
7 pm
1.04m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 28°    Night 15°
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Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending southerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

4 am
0.53m
7 pm
1.07m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


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Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeasterly during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:30 pm
Thu 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:30 pm
Fri 24th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:30 pm
Sat 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:20 pm

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

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