South Beach to CY O'Connor Beach
Starting from the car park next to the Fremantle Sailing Club off Marine Terrace, South Fremantle, this walk leads to CY O'Connor Beach in North Coogee and back. This beautiful walk takes you down the coast from the South Fremantle Dog Beach, through the South Beach Recreation Reserve and the CY O'Connor Reserve, ending at CY O'Connor Beach near the old power station in North Coogee. South Beach is a family-friendly beach with superb views of the Rottnest, Carnac, and Garden islands. The spacious beach is separated into two distinct areas. The north section is dog-friendly and also has access to grassy areas around it. The beach is lined with small sand dunes leading to landscaped parkland, walk and bike trails, bathing facilities, parking, barbecues, a children's playground and a great cafe. South Beach is renowned for its exceptional sunsets. As you continue the walk past South Beach, you'll come across CY O'Connor Beach. CY O'Connor Beach includes the SS Wyola steam tug shipwreck off the coast and a designated dog beach. There are two reserves along CY O'Connor Beach. The northern reserve features a fantastic SS Wyola inspired playground. Access to the dog beach is located right in front of the playground area. Almost all of the facilities are at McTaggart Cove, the southern end of the beach. Enjoy a swim followed by a picnic or barbecue at the grassy reserve afterwards. The flat shared-use path is great for walking, jogging and cycling, and is also suitable for wheelchairs. There are multiple cafes along the way where you can enjoy a coffee or a meal overlooking the ocean. Take a leisurely stroll along the white sandy shores at the end of your walk, and enjoy a magical sunset over the Indian Ocean. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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