You know you’re heading in the right direction when you catch sight of the grand art deco Indiana teahouse which is perched on top of a flight of stairs leading all the way down to the beautiful Cottesloe beach.
The beach’s squeaky clean white sands stretch for 1.5km, extending from Mudrup Rocks to Swanbourne beach.
It is definitely one of the most popular beaches in Perth, having both the calmer waters and the more energetic parts catering for keen body boarders and swimmers alike.
What makes this place especially unique are the grassed terraces which back a large portion of the beach and provide a good space to bask in the sun.
It is the perfect spot for socialising amongst family and friends. There is a walking path up top for the strollers or those out for a run, not to mention the outdoor gym equipment for exercise enthusiasts.
Apart from the teahouse, which also houses the surf life savers on the ground floor, the road across from the beach has ample cafes and restaurants, should hunger strike!
The beach itself is just off the Marine Parade for those arriving by car and just a short walk from Cottesloe station down Forrest Street for those travelling on foot.
During the summer months, the Cottesloe Council also runs a free shuttle bus every 15 minutes between the station, the main beach and North Cottesloe.