The City of Cockburn is responsible for the management of 15km of scenic coastline in south metropolitan Perth. Beaches in Cockburn have many facilities including BBQs, playgrounds and walking trails. CY O’Connor is the City’s only dog friendly beach.
Cockburn’s coastline is a pristine wonderland of secluded and safe beaches that house a range of activities and experiences for residents and visitors.
Our coastline is home to a great variety of fantastic facilities including the Coogee Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, Coogee Beach Eco-shark barrier, cafes, BBQs, grassed areas, jetties and the Port Coogee Marina.
The City's picturesque beaches also provide opportunities for an array of recreational activities such as swimming, kite surfing, stand up paddle boarding, sailing and jogging.
Coogee Beach Reserve
Coogee Beach Reserve is in the suburb of Coogee and is part of the Woodman Point Regional Park. Coogee Beach is one of Cockburn’s most popular coastal spots and hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the annual Coogee Beach Festival, Big Aussie Day BBQ Brekkie and the Jetty-to-Jetty Swim.
In the summer time, you can float on or dive off the two pontoons which are in the water on either side of the Coogee Beach Jetty. The pontoon at the northern end is inside the safety of the Eco-shark barrier. You can throw a line off the jetty or snorkel around the wreck of the Omeo shipwreck. Coogee Beach is a great beach for swimmers and if you are lucky, you might see a dolphin or the occasional sea lion.
Facilities at Coogee Beach include:
- Walking and cycling trails
- Toilets and showers
- BBQ and picnic areas
CY O'Connor Reserve
Most facilities are situated at the southern end of the beach at McTaggart Cove in North Coogee. The area is ideal for swimming, diving, and snorkelling. You will find BBQ, picnic, toilet and shower facilities at McTaggart Cove. CY O’Connor Beach includes a shipwreck off the coast and a designated dog beach. Facilities include walking and cycling trails, toilets and showers, BBQ and picnic facilities.
CY O'Connor Beach is the only dog friendly beach in the City of Cockburn. The beach stretches from South Fremantle in the north, to McTaggart Cove in the south.
Dogs are allowed at this beach on a leash only, but can be let off the leash north of the power station at CY O'Connor Beach. The small stretch of beach south of the CY O'Connor Beach boundary (McTaggart Cove) in front of the old power station is NOT classified as a dog exercise area.
Recreation and Leisure Traders Licence
Applications are now available for traders wishing to apply for a Recreation and Leisure Traders Licence to operate on the City's coastline during the 2017/18 summer season.
An application handbook including application form can be viewed in related documents below.
If you have any questions please contact staff in the Recreation Services Department on 9411 3444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coogee Beach Jetty to Jetty Swim
The Coogee Beach Jetty to Jetty Swim is held each year in March. The popular annual event is organised by the Cockburn Masters Swimming Club.