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.

Beaches in Cockburn

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 Australia Day Coogee Beach Fest, Coogee Live 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
  • Lookout
  • Toilets and showers
  • BBQ and picnic areas
  • Playgrounds

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.  

Dog-friendly beaches

Visit the City's dog exercise areas webpage for details of dog friendly beaches. 

Beach recreational activities

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 2018/19 summer season.

An application handbook including the 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

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.



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