Tag Archive for: South Beach

Winter at South Beach

29 Jul 2014
July 29, 2014

Higher Grounds

13 Dec 2013
December 13, 2013

If you’re a regular to South Freo’s dog beach you have already noticed the arrival of coffee (by Higher Grounds) and smoothies (by The Green Mo) to the grass area just next to the carpark – making our visits to the beach even more enjoyable.

A Fine Day for a Swim

27 Nov 2013
November 27, 2013

Winter Has Chewed Up South Beach

04 Oct 2013
October 4, 2013

South beach is getting a real beating from the sea this year. There are actual cliffs cut into the dunes about 2.5 metres high, pretty impressive work Indian Ocean. You can see how much of the beach is gone compared to the same time two years ago, the whole wall backing on to the park has been exposed. You can also see that the city had to re-cut the access path.

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South Beach End of Year Beach Party

04 Jan 2013
January 4, 2013

This year we finally made it to the legendary South Beach end of year beach party. It was a great way to wind up another year in Freo. We headed down to watch the sunset with many others and then had a barbecue on the grass. At about 7pm decks were set up and dance music was playing. Strip lights had been laid out on the grass for an impromptu dance floor and it worked a treat. Great night, great fun, will be going back next year.

Happy new year Freo folks.

Epitaph for Bennie the Beagle

31 Aug 2012
August 31, 2012

We saw something very sweet at the dog beach last week: a tiny plaque commemorating the life of one Bennie the Beagle. As you know Fremantle dog owners like to remember their dogs in creative ways.

RIP Bennie.

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Reasons to Love Freo #4

26 Jul 2012
July 26, 2012

Far from the Madding Crowd. It’s easy to get away and find your own space.

A Noble Beast

13 Apr 2012
April 13, 2012

I saw a Wolfhound down at South Beach over the Easter holidays, in a skirt… as you do.

Wolfhounds are a noble beast. They were the guard dog of the ancient High Kings of Ireland. They were held in such high esteem that wars were fought over them.

“I will give thee a dog which I got in Ireland. He is huge of limb, and a follower equal to an able man. Moreover, he hath a man’s wit and will bark at thine enemies but never at thy friends. And he will see by each man’s face whether he be ill or well disposed to thee. And he will lay down his life for thee.”

The Icelandic Saga of Nial


Irish Wolfhound

Walking from Rottnest to Freo?

26 Mar 2012
March 26, 2012

What did you get up to on the weekend? Maybe something crazy, but probably not as crazy as what Spud Murphy did, who walked from Rottnest to South Beach. Eh? – I know!  He walked all the way, 21 km, on the ocean floor. “Mr Murphy said the scenery during his walk was relatively sparse and was made up mainly of black sand, as he expected.” The aim of Spud’s walk was to raise money for The Telethon Adventurers – well done, Spud, what an awesome effort. Here’s his story.

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South Beach, Human Beach

24 Feb 2012
February 24, 2012

A nice person has left this wave ski down at South Beach for anyone to use. There’s no seat belt or foot straps, but hey, it’s free, just have some fun with it. When you’re done, return it to “above high tide”.

Human Beach

Its home is near the dunes