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South Fremantle

Neighbourhood map south fremantle

The Whadjuk Nyoongar people used ‘bidi’ or walking paths leading in and out of Walyalup (Fremantle). It is along those bidi, between Hampton Road, South Terrace and the Indian Ocean, that South Fremantle emerged in the late 1800’s during the Gold Rush boom. THIS IS SOUTH FREMANTLE.

This neighbourhood is famous for its collection of quaint and heritage listed workers cottages, many of which were built in the late 1800s early 1900s from local limestone. Post war migration from Italy, Portugal and the former Yugoslavia added another layer to the architecture and character still seen in provedores, gourmet supermarkets and pasticceria.

Insiders tip 

The first official horse race in Western Australia was held at South Beach in 1833 and was one of Western Australia's top training centres until the mid-20th century. If you're an early riser you can still see horses training and stepping their way through South Fremantle back to the historic Randwick Stables on Rockingham Road. 

South Beach, the ‘Brighton of the West’ at the southern end of Marine Terrace, with its large grassy areas, century old Norfolk Island pines and Moreton Bay fig trees, has been a place for family picnics, swimming and beach walks since 1897.

In 1914 members of the 10th Light Horse Brigade camped and trained along South Beach before departing from FremantleTrain Station as part of Australia’s first convoy to Egypt during World War 1.

A collection of alfresco cafes, restaurants, a brewery/distillery, small bars, artisan bakehouses, neighbourhood pubs and independent retail stores line either side of South Terrace from Downtown right through to South Beach. The neighbourhood draws a strong crowd of passionate locals and visitors looking to soak up the everyday relaxed vibe of this coastal hood.

Come summertime, beachgoers hail the seasonal installation of the pontoon and on warm summer evenings, enjoy the sunset with the bonus of silhouettes of fire twirlers and buskers playing in the twilight. 

A beach wheelchair is available at South Beach, for more information visit Beaches

Getting here

The 532 public transport bus travels to South Fremantle, this can be picked up anywhere between the Fremantle Bus and Train Station, along South Terrace, it deviates at Douro Rd.

There is parking at South Beach and along Marine Terrace. On hot days there is overflow parking at Wilson Park.

South Beach lawns
Running with Thieves
Running with Thieves
South Beach - dog beach
South Beach - dog beach
South Beach pontoon
Breakfast at Third Wheel
Breakfast at Third Wheel




Abhi's Bread

Amante & Co Coffee

Big Rigz burger co

Bistro 21

Body Riches Massage Centre

Bonjour Ma Belle

Copper Chimney



Eagle Wools

Earlywork Gallery

East West Design

Eros Fremantle

Womens fashion

European Foods Marketplace

Flirty Gertie Beauty Bar

Fremantle Sailing Club

Ginger Morris


Happy Mind Body and Soul

Health & Wellbeing

Harbour Plants

Iridescent Sea

Womens fashion


Kinks Hair & Beauty Salon

La Cabaña

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Leeuwin Ocean Adventure

Little Lefroy's

Little Loaf Bakery

Madalena’s Bar

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Manna Wholefoods

Marina Aikins Spa & Beauty

Health & Wellbeing

Mother Earth Aromatherapy

Naked Specs

Jewellery & accessories

Nonna's Pizzeria & Cucina

Ootong & Lincoln

Open Space Healing

Patisserie La Vespa

Peaches Fresh Food Market

Percy Flint Boozery & Eatery

Perth Stand Up Paddle School

Reapers Edge Barbers

Roasting Warehouse South Fremantle

Rock Paper Scissors

Run Amuk


Running with Thieves


Jewellery & accessories

Saroor Bar and Restaurant

Sealanes seafood market


Womens fashion

South Beach Boardies

Womens fashion

South Beach Café

South Beach Cycles

Sport & Lifestyle

South Beach Fish & Chips

South Beach Hotel

South Beach Sauna

Health & Wellbeing

Terrace Greenhouse

The Flower Hound

The Local Hotel

The Neighbourhood Sauna

Health & Wellbeing

Vanilla Gifts


Wild Bakery

Wild in the Street