North Cottesloe Beach is a 500 m stretch of west-facing sand and bluffs, which extends north from Eric Street to Grant Street.
In summer it is a popular snorkeling spot, but during winter and following higher waves, rips usually commence at the south end of the beach against the reefs. The reefs in particular induce stronger currents and deeper rip channels and should be avoided by swimmers.
The entire beach is backed by Marine Parade. North Cottesloe has limited parking and consequently is usually a less crowded beach.
The beach was one of the first developed on the Perth coast with the North Cottesloe club opening in 1912.
Beach Length: 0.5km
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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches.
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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.