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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 Mudurup 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 Mudurup 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 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.

Surfing

Surfing is prohibited north of the Cottesloe groyne to 100m north of this point from the 1st October - 31st March.

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North Cottesloe SLSC

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Cottesloe SLSC

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Cottesloe (Lifeguards)

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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

Sunday 22, Oct 6:11 am

Day 24°    Night 17°
21.6°C
Possible early storm. Showers

Water Temperature  18°C


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Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots ahead of a west to northwesterly change extending from the northwest from early morning. Winds then tending southwesterly from mid afternoon, increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Weather: 40% chance of showers in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Tide

5 am
0.54m
9 pm
0.98m
3 pm
0.64m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 3:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 23, Oct

Day 21°    Night 15°
Possible morning shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the morning.

Tide

6 am
0.54m
10 pm
0.99m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm


Weather

Sun 22, Oct to Sun 29, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots during the morning then becoming west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Mon 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Tue 24th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:20 pm
Wed 25th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 3:30 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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