Fremantle's Fishing Boat Harbour is a must visit when visiting Fremantle in Perth. It is accessible by train from Perth or just tourists visiting the friendly port. There is a lot of history in Fremantle. It is a lovely little fisherman harbour with lots of interesting things to see and great places to eat. The memorial to the Freemantle fishing families is poignant and well done. Fremantle's Fishing Boat Harbour draws similarities to San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. It has a similar sort of feel to it, but just not that as large.
The Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour was established in 1919, when a breakwater was constructed to provide a safe anchorage for the local fishing vessels. It is still a very busy working port, and is now the home to many fine "Fish and Chip" purveyors. There is always something happening on the wharf. Indulge in one of the many seafood restaurants overlooking the water, or stroll around the fish markets looking at frozen crustaceans. Watch people moor big boats, and then order seafood dishes or perhaps you might just relax on Bathers Beach, and soak up some rays.
A reminder of the sea. The fishermen (and women) provide an important part of our society's food source. There is a memorial of gratitude within Fishing Boat Harbour. I recommend a walk out onto the jetty memorial to reflect. Thank you fishermen!
A statue honouring the guys who bring home the "Fish and Chips".
Lots of lovely restaurants and cafes along South Terrace, famously known as the Capuccino strip are definitely worth a visit. There are also plenty of restaurants down on fisherman's wharf are also worth visiting. Its a place not to missed when visiting Fremantle.
An appealing destination which offers plenty to see, do and savour. A board walk stroll takes the visitor past many differing aspects of this working harbour. Fishing vessels, motor boats, yachts, sea birds and animals all share this bustling area.
There are many seagulls around the harbour. Just follow the seagulls. However, should you offer them a chip, they will follow you..... everywhere.
Some paranoma views of the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.
Nice blue skies above the boats.
One of the City of Fremantle’s greatest attractions is the coastline. The four main beaches on the Indian Ocean are perfect for swimming and other recreational leisure activities.
Each beach is unique and showcases a different aspect of Fremantle's sea-side heritage. Indian Ocean views are one of the great joys of being in Western Australia. You'll never forget a Fremantle sunset!
Bathers Beach is a perfect beach to watch the sunset, as many of the locals do everyday! The generally calm waters offers safe bathing for everyone and this beach is especially popular with families.
Whether you want to sit at one of the tables dotted along the harbor decks or perch yourself on the sand at Bathers Beach, this really is a great place to enjoy a meal or just take a stroll.
The stretch of white sandy Bathers Beach is perfect for swimming, although it is unpatrolled, and the Indian Ocean provides a much welcomed breeze. It is very popular with both locals and visitors with many people frequenting it for their daily swim!
The harbour offers visitors a unique insight into the enduring commercial fishing industry that continues to operate in Fremantle and provides a colourful backdrop for an afternoon or evening stroll.
One can experience our magnificent west coast sunset from the ocean on the wide foredeck or rear cockpit deck and watch Fremantle, the Port and Harbour come alive with a kaleidoscope of colour as you transfer from sunset to evening.
Fremantle is a lovely town just a short drive from Perth City, and the Fishing Boat Harbour is the best place to experience Fremantle. It is peaceful and tranquil. Grab a coffee and fish and chips and you can watch the seagulls, listen to the waves......
There are many reasons to visit the beautiful Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. It's a cosmopolitan and relaxed area of historical Fremantle, the view is breathtaking, the atmosphere is friendly and festive - all in all, it's great to visit at any time of the year.
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