City of Cockburn

Coogee Beach and Coogee Beach Reserve


Summary
  • A beach set over dunes from Coogee Beach Reserve
  • Access to the beach is via a long bitumen accessway that serves as the driveway for the surf club and a wide path for beach goers
  • There is ramp access to a jetty and the beach, accessible parking
  • an accessible change room and toilet are in the in the Coogee Beach Reserve
  • Fixed height outdoor showers with press button operation
  • Beack Trekker wheelchair available from Coogee Beach Surf Lifesaving, at Coogee Beach
Wooden jetty Gate to second ramped jetty Second ramped jetty Outdoor shower
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Location (View Map)
Powell Road, Coogee, WA 6166 Australia
Opening Hours
  • Beach Trekker wheelchair available:
  • Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm
  • Sunday 8.00am to 3.00pm
  • Public holidays 10.00am to 1.00pm
Telephone
Bookings for the Beach Trekker wheelchair 08 9411 3432

Closest accessible parking

  • One clearly identified accessible parking bay outside the beachside café.
  • Level bitumen surface, bay is 3.8 metres wide and 5.5 metres long.
  • The main car park for Coogee Beach and Reserve has marked bays.
  • Vehicle access from: Powell Road
  • Pedestrian access: Level surface from the bay, through a 1 metre wide gap that leads to the bitumen driveway and wide path that connect the park and beach facilities.
Accessible parking bay Wide path towards beach
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Walkways
  • There is a wide bitumen path from the car park to the beach and jetty.  This path is the driveway for the surf club and also serves as the pedestrian access to the beach.
  • The path from the car park to the surf club is approximately 40 metres long.
  • The path from the surf club to the top of the beach dunes where there is a seating area is approximtaley 100 metres long with a gradient raning between 1:33 up to 1:17, following the contours of the dunes.
Picnic facilities
  • There are sheltered picnic facilties at the Coogee Beach Reserve, at Coogee Beach.
  • There are a number of picnic tables, all connected to the main paths in the park and set on a concrete pad.
  • There is fixed bench seating on both sides of the table with a seating space 85cm wide at both sides suitable for a wheelchair user. Table is 85cm high with 78cm knee clearance.
Picnic tables Barbeque Barbeque Drinking fountain
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Play area
  • The unfenced playground is set over sand with a low wall around the edge.
  • Shade sails in summer.
  • Access is via a paved pathway leading onto grass.
Playground Playground
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Barbecues
  • There are a number of barbeques in the Reserve.
  • One barbeque is located off the main path, the remaining are across grass. All are set on a concrete pad.
  • Cooking surface is 90cm high and the push button control is at sitting height.
Drinking fountain
  • Numerous drinking fountains located within the Reserve, set on main pathways.
  • They have a push button operation at sitting height.
Jetty access
  • Access onto the jetty is via a wide bitumen path, sloping down for approximately 30 metres with an average gradient of 1:16.
  • The wide wooden jetty comprises three 10 metre ramps, average gradient of 1:12, with regular landings. It has handrails and kerb rails.  There are gaps between the boards up to 2cm.
  • Off the wooden jetty is another ramp with a slip resistant plastic finish.  There is a swinging gate at the top with no latch which is easy to open and close.  It consists of a series of three sections 10 metres in length with large landings.  There is a handrail on one side.
Equipment for people with disabilities
  • A Beach Trekker wheelchair is available to loan from the Coogee Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. It can be used to move form the surf club to the shore and to enter the water.
  • The wheelchair needs to be booked for a 1.5 hour time slot through the City of Cockburn on 08 9411 3432 or the lifesavers at Coogee Beach. There is no charge but ID is required.
  • Beach wheelchair has a load capacity of 120kg and an instruction booklet is available from the City of Cockburn or on pick up.
Beach Trekker
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Accessible change room
Coogee Beach Changeroom

Rooms

Coogee Beach
  • There is a concrete ramp to the beach.  It comprises two lengths each 20 metres long.  The ramp is 1.2 metres wide with a wider section midway for passing.
  • Park bench seating without armreats is located at the midway landing.
  • The sand ramp to the beach is steep but variable in gradient.
  • There is also a set of stairs to the beach, handrail on one side.
Ramp to beach Ramp to beach Ramp to beach Stairs to beach
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Outdoor showers
  • There are outdoor showers located along the main, bitumen driveway and path to the beach.
  • The showers have a push button at standing height and each are accessed via a ramp or the sloped bitumen driveway and path to the beach.
  • Each shower has a grab rail surround.
Ramp to outdoor shower Outdoor shower
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Coogee Beach Surf Lifesaving Club
  • The surf club is located near the accessible parking bay.
  • The club has a wide level entrance off a sloped bitumen driveway.
Surf Club
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Information collected by: City of Cockburn

Care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information however no guarantee is given that the facility is fully accessible. Please advise the You're Welcome WA coordinator at the Disability Services Commission of any access changes since publication.