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South Fremantle

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 06:46
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, slackline walkers and buskers playing in the twilight. 

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

Getting here

A free central area transit (CAT) bus service operates daily around the city, through the West End with stops along South Terrace through South Fremantle and to South Beach. 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

Nearby

Category

Abhi's Bread

Body Riches Massage Centre

Bonjour Ma Belle

Corner Store

Homewares

DooWop

Eagle Wools

Earlywork Gallery

East West Design

Eros Fremantle

Womens fashion

Flirty Gertie Beauty Bar

Fremantle Sailing Club

Ginger Morris

Homewares

La Cabana

Small bar

Leeuwin Ocean Adventure

Little Lefroy's

Little Loaf Bakery

Madalena’s Bar

Mokoh Design

WA design

Mother Earth Aromatherapy

Naked Specs

Jewellery & accessories

Ootong & Lincoln

Patisserie La Vespa

Percy Flint Boozery & Eatery

Perth Stand Up Paddle School

Roasting Warehouse South Fremantle

Rock Paper Scissors

Running with Thieves

South Beach Cycles

Sport & Lifestyle

South Beach Hotel

The Local Hotel

Twisted Tulip Florist

Wild Bakery