Tips On Visiting La Perouse Beaches
La Perouse is located at the northern headland of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, near Maroubra. Named after a French explorer who landed on the northern shore of Botany Bay, to the west of Bare Island in 1788, La Perouse has great walks, restaurants, historic sites and sheltered beaches.
The traditional owners of this land, the Aboriginal people, lived in this area thousands of years before the First Fleet arrived.
La Perouse Beaches
The most family-friendly of the La Perouse beaches, Frenchman Bay is located at the eastern end Botany Bay.
A sheltered, calm bay, Frenchmans Bay has easy access from the street and plenty of off-street parking nearby.
There are plenty of shops and restaurants located right across the road from the beach. We loved The Boat Shed, which is extremely family-friendly and located above Frenchmans Bay.
There is a reserve behind the beach with a newly-built children’s playground and public toilets.
There is very little shade on the beach, so a beach tend or umbrella are a good idea.
Be warned that the beach is not patrolled by lifeguards or lifesavers.
Another calm La Perouse beach, Congwong Beach is a sheltered bay located inside the Botany Bay National Park.
To access Congwong Beach, follow the track that leads down from the car park.
Read more about visiting Congwong Beach.
Little Congwong Beach
Little Congwong Beach is a further 600m down the same track that leads to Congwong Beach. Take in and out any food and rubbish that you have with you – there are no rubbish bins available. The nearest public toilets are located at the start of the track that leads to
Once considered an unofficial nudist beach, signs at the entrance to the track leading to Little Congwong Beach now aim to deter nudity.
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