One of Perth’s most prestigious beachside suburbs, about 10km west of Perth’s CBD, Cottesloe is known for its surf beach (as much as Perth gets surf, compared to most of the rest of Australia), its expensive real estate, and its eastern-border neighbour, the doyen of Perth addresses, Peppermint Grove.
The Cove fronts the Swan River’s Freshwater Bay, home to the prestigious Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, at Keanes Point.
Cottesloe was named by WA’s Governor, Sir Frederick Napier Broome, in 1886 in honour of Captain C.H. Fremantle whose brother had become Baron Cottesloe in 1874.
Today, Cottesloe is at the heart of where the action is so far as Perth’s sun- and sand-worshipping culture goes, with some fine and often trendy eateries and waterholes within its own narrow boundaries and spilling over into neighbouring suburbs. Yes, this is certainly one of Perth’s beautiful places shaped for and by the beautiful people.