Cottesloe is a relaxed beach-side suburb located roughly halfway between Perth and the port of Fremantle in Western Australia. Affectionately known as ‘The Cott’ by locals, Cottesloe Beach’s beautiful stretch of white sand is one of the most popular West Coast beaches and is loved by locals and travellers alike.
This charming beach-side suburb was home to John Curtin, Australia’s 14th Prime Minister (1941 -1945) and namesake of Curtin University. He is regarded by many as one of the country's greatest Prime Ministers and his house which was constructed in 1923 still stands on Jarrad Street today.
The relaxed vibe, clear waters and consistent swell of Cottlesloe Beach make for a popular hangout for swimmers, surfers and snorkelers. It’s the birthplace of surfing and lifesaving in Western Australia with the establishment of the Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club. Watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean, enjoy a beachside dinner or perhaps do as the locals do and take part in a game of beach cricket!