Safe swimming, and an unofficial nude and gay beach. From Grant St train station it's a 1.5km walk to the beach (2km from Swanbourne Station). Or catch bus 102 from Elizabeth Quay Bus Station and get off at Marine Pde. The flashy Shorehouse restaurant has excellent ocean views and a playground out the front.

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1. Cottesloe Beach

1.11 MILES

Perth's safest swimming beach, Cottesloe has cafes, pubs, pine trees and fantastic sunsets. From Cottesloe train station (on the Fremantle line) it's 1km…

3. City Beach

2.93 MILES

Offers swimming, surfing, lawn and amenities. Following a significant redevelopment, there are two restaurants (we like Odyssea) and a pizzeria, public…

4. Leighton Beach

3.25 MILES

Flat, white-sand beach with tiny waves and no current, just north of Fremantle. Loved by families.

5. Floreat Beach

3.57 MILES

A generally uncrowded beach, but waves can be on the dumpy side. There's decent swimming, surfing, a cafe, playground and a grassy, free BBQ area. Catch…

7. Army Museum of WA

4.53 MILES

Situated within the imposing Artillery Barracks, this little museum pulls out the big guns, literally. Howitzers and tanks line up outside, while inside…

8. Fremantle Arts Centre


An impressive neo-Gothic building surrounded by lovely elm-shaded gardens, the Fremantle Arts Centre was constructed by convict labourers as a lunatic…