Situated in the heart of historical Fremantle, Bather's Beach is an intimate little beach that's the perfect spot to cool down after a big day trawling the markets, or visiting the local attractions. Despite being relatively small in size, its soft white sand and clear waters make it a popular destination on a hot summer day.
Bathers Beach is an easy walk from most of Freo's most popular attractions. It's just a few minutes walk from the Roundhouse, the Fremantle Maritime Museum, E-shed markets, the Kidago Art House, and the lovely heritage buildings of the Port City's west end.
During the summer, the popular Bathers Beach Sunset Markets are held here on Saturday evenings, from 5pm until 9pm.
Directions: Public transport is recommended as it can be very difficult to find parking in Fremantle. Bathers Beach is just 5 - 10 minutes' walk from Fremantle Railway Station and the bus station.
After leaving the railway station building, turn right onto Phillimore Street, and continue until you reach Cliff Street, on the left. Walk along Cliff Street, and turn right into High Street and left into Little High Street. As you walk along Little High Street, you'll see see a path that crosses the railway lines and enters Arthur's Head Reserve. Follow this and you'll reach the beach.
I love this place....at any time of the year. Although it's a lovely spot to swim at during the summer, it's also nice during the cooler months to sit quietly on the sand to catch some sun. It's also the most accessible of all Fremantle's beaches, which is a big plus for me.