Want to take the kids or dog to a family-friendly, pet friendly beach with coffee options? South Beach it is!
South Fremantle’s South Beach has long been a popular destination for families and tourists and is widely regarded for its relaxed atmosphere, dining options and dedicated dog beach. If you've never checked out this Fremantle institution, here are ten reasons to visit.
At the heart of South Beach is the South Beach Café, a hub for casual dining, takeaway coffee and even live music. Open for breakfast and lunch, the café serves the typical oceanside light meals and snacks, such as burgers, fish and chips, sandwiches and that all important ice cream for the kids. They don’t even mind if you bring your dog inside.
The South Beach Cafe.
The cafe offers a large choice of meals and snacks.
South Beach is now home to a sports hub which features a basketball court, not too far from playground. The kids can work off some energy by shooting hoops or exploring the playground.
If you love a good picnic at the beach or park, there are barbeque facilities and picnic tables available, along with a gazebo that would be great for a picnic on a sunny summer afternoon (if you’re lucky enough to snag it).
The gazebo is a popular spot in summer.
The beach itself is quite spectacular and the coastline is pristine, so it’s easy to see why so many families flock here to watch the sunset on a balmy evening.
Another big drawcard is the designated dog beach, where your four-legged family member can run freely, without drawing the ire of non-doggie families. There are doggie bags available, so don’t forget to pick up a few on your way down to the beach.
South Beach playground.
For families looking for a beautiful place to get some exercise, you’ll find a bike and walking track, which runs to Victoria Quay and South Mole from South Beach, providing stunning views of the ocean.
Kids can even walk the plank.
You can find ample parking along Marine Terrace in South Fremantle, or along Ocean Drive.
South Beach is, of course, close to Fremantle, so you can make a day of your trip with a walk to the city or Esplanade Park.
The beach is close to the free Fremantle CAT bus stop, so you don't have to walk if you don't want to, which is a great alternative for a hot day.