The last week in Perth has been a scorcher, with temperatures consistently hitting the mid 30’s. Things won’t be cooling down though in March with Sculptures By The Sea returning for yet another year. Taking centre stage on Cottesloe Beach, our favourite event of the year is expected to attract over 240,000 visitors showcasing cutting edge outdoor installations from Australian and international artists. Visitors are spoilt for choice this year with both an outdoors beach exhibition plus a ‘Scupture Inside’ program highlighting smaller collectables that can be purchased during the festival.
Off the back of last years success, to help support this amazing event, we’ve teamed up with Town of Cottesloe to bring back the Sculptures By The Sea Shuttle service, transporting you and your family from Cottesloe Train Station straight to the beach.
What You Need To Know
What Is Sculptures By The Sea?
Every March, Cottesloe beach is transformed into an open-air gallery for Sculptures by the Sea – one of the worlds largest and most iconic free, public outdoor exhibitions. 2019 will be no exception with artists from all over the globe showcasing their finest works. The event will be running from 1-18th of March this year with the list of talent being released in the coming weeks so be sure to stay up to date on what to expect.
When is the free bus service running?
As we know that parking at Cottesloe can be slim pickings so this year is the perfect opportunity to catch public transport to and from the event. The shuttle will meet every train from Cottesloe train station on the Perth to Fremantle line between 10.30am to 6pm daily for the duration of the exhibition and will return to the station from Cottesloe beachfront at roughly 15-minute intervals.
What route does it take to get from Cottesloe Train Station to the beach?
The route starts at Cottesloe Train Station and heads north on Curtin Ave to Napier St Left onto Napier, right onto Broome St, left onto Eric St, Left onto Marine Pde and stops near the Ocean Beach Hotel. The bus then continues down Marine Pde and stops on Marine Pde at the corner of Forrest St before heading left onto Forrest St, right onto Broome St, left onto Jarrad St and back to the train station. For the more graphically inclined, we’ve made it extra easy by creating a map below for you.
How often does the service run?
It’s a round trip which means that it depends on how many times the bus stops and starts to collect people. For the most part, a complete circuit takes roughly 15 minutes which means that will be about the most you’ll wait before getting picked up.
How can I get on?
Look out for the Horizons West Shuttle Bus and simply hail the bus at any point along the journey and our bus driver will pull over and pick you up. It’s as simple as that.
Is it free?
Where is Everything Located?
Once you get to the coast, it’s very easy to locate the outdoor exhibition. To make things super straightforward though, we’ve got a map below to help you find key restaurants such as Il Lido and The Cottesloe Beach Hotel and the ‘Sculptures Inside’ exhibition.
We are really excited to be helping the Perth community again this year by supporting an iconic Western Australian event. A big thanks to the organisers of Sculptures By The Sea and Town of Cottesloe. See you on the coast!