A beautiful little beach with shallow, calm water that is perfect for young children.
If you are looking for one of the best beaches to introduce your baby or toddler to, Ngarkal Beach at the Port Coogee Marina is a great option in the southern suburbs.
Port Coogee is located just off Cockburn Road and is not too far from Fremantle. Ngarkal Beach is a shallow beach with lovely calm water and a water play area that operates in the warmer months.
The beach itself doesn’t get too busy, making it the perfect environment for the youngest children to wade through the waves or have a bit of a paddle.
Surrounding the beach are grassy areas where you can set up camp for a morning or afternoon, along with picnic tables and barbeques. There is limited shade, so be sure to slap on the sunscreen and pack a hat.
The Spray Park is fantastic for little kids, and operates daily during the months of October to May. Toddlers just love running in and out of the jet sprays and cooling down on a warm day.
Ngarkal Beach has public toilets and some walking paths, although at the time of writing there was a lot of construction going on around the area and some access points were blocked off.
Perhaps my favourite part about the area is that there is a Dome Café right next to the beach, making it a family-friendly spot for a coffee. Dome Café serves a variety of hot and cold drinks, snacks and sweet treats plus breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is open daily.
Not too far away from the beach, you will find a small shopping centre with a supermarket and a couple of other cafes and restaurants, so you can always grab a couple of sausages for the barbeque or a takeaway meal to enjoy at the beach.
Although the water is shallow, there are no lifeguards stationed here, so always keep an eye on the kids. I do believe though that it is an ideal spot to bring your babies and toddlers to for a paddle and a play in the calm water.
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Essential Information Port Coogee Beach Marina
Maraboo Wharf, North Coogee WA 6163
Website Spray Park operates daily October to May.