Run by the Surf Life Saving Club of WA, the website www.mybeach.com.au has a profile of all the city beaches, including weather forecasts and information about buses, amenities and beach patrolling. Note that many beaches can be rough, with strong undertows and rips – swim between the flags.
Port Beach and Leighton Beach are popular for surfing. The Port (south) end is slightly better for swimming and has some eateries. Leighton Beach is a short walk from North Fremantle train station.
Hamersley Pool, North, Watermans and Sorrento Beaches are excellent for swimming and have picnic areas, BBQs and a bike path through scrub.