Sea, salt and sand is at Fremantle’s heart and soul. With five beautiful beaches, it’s no wonder there’s a laidback vibe and beach culture that permeates the port city.
Close to the buzzing South Terrace strip of modern eateries, pubs, small bars and a brewery/distillery. Beachside, towering Norfolk pines provide plenty of shade and spots to relax with expanses of lawn. Free BBQ facilities, playgrounds and the cafe are a magnet for gatherings of families and friends. A free bus service operates between Downtown and South Beach, year-round and 7 days a week.
A beach wheelchair is available for free hire at South Beach for collection from South Beach Cafe all year round from 7 am-5 pm. Find out how to book here.
Bathers Beach is a ten-minute walk west from Fremantle Town Hall through the West End. It's an inner-city beach complete with a licenced area on the beach to order an icy cold beer, sit back and relax with the water lapping at your feet. It’s the beach every town wished they had and it’s one of Perth's best kept secrets.
A beach wheelchair is available for free hire at Bathers Beach from WA Shipwrecks Museum all year round from 7 am-5 pm (except public holidays). Find out how to book here.
Sandtrax Beach, Port Beach and Leighton Beach
Image: Kitesurfing at Leighton Beach captured by Travis Hayto
Swimming, snorkelling, wind and kite surfing are the order of the day at Fremantle’s northern beaches. Blessed with long stretches of white sand and glistening turquoise waters, these beaches are considered by many to be among the best in Western Australia. Leighton Beach is a short walk west from North Fremantle Train Station on the Perth to Fremantle line. A crop of delectable seaside eateries add a touch of sophistication to the laid-back atmosphere. Port Beach and Sandtrax are just south of Leighton Beach and can be accessed by vehicle or a 15-30 minute walk.
A beach wheelchair is available for free hire at Leighton Beach from The Orange Box all year round from 7 am-3 pm (subject to the opening hours of The Orange Box). Find out how to book here. The City of Fremantle has installed beach matting from the Beach Wheelchair storage unit towards the beach.