Freshwater Bay is a bay of the Swan River, in metropolitan Perth, Western
Australia. It is about 5 km upstream from the mouth of
the river at Fremantle and is overlooked by the suburbs of Dalkeith, Claremont and Peppermint Grove.
- This article is about the geographical feature.
For the publishing company see Fresh Water Bay Press
Freshwater Bay west side from
Before and after the arrival of europeans, the bay had significance
to local indigenous people
Much of the bay's foreshore on the western and eastern sides are
limestone cliffs. The head of the bay is the location of the
Other important features to the south are the sand spit
and Point Resolution
the eastern end.
Parts of Freshwater Bay are designated ski areas. Due to Point
Walter's spit and the high surrounding limestone cliffs, the bay
has relatively calm waters and is protected from winds, making the
area suited for jet skiing, rowing, sailing and other water
Royal Freshwater Bay
and Claremont Yacht
are situated in the bay, both of which provide
recreational boat mooring space and other club facilities as well
as conducting races.
Christ Church Grammar School and Methodist Ladies' College are also
situated atop the limestone cliffs along a section of the bay,
often using it for rowing training and also kayaking for physical
Extensive and long standing environmental impacts of suburban
development around the bay have been reviewed following stricter
- Faulkner, Kerry. (2000) "Freshwater Bay...I remember it well."
(Nyungar elder Bropho talks about his memories of the Bay from his
youth and his native title claim over crown land on the Peppermint
Grove foreshore). Subiaco post, 26 Aug. 2000, p.1, 63
- Tregonning, K. G. (1996) The Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht
Club 1896-1996 Perth : Austed Publishing with the Club ISBN
- Chape, Stuart.(1994) Draft Freshwater Bay management plan :
report to the Swan River Trust and the Claremont Heritage Trust
Advisory Committee Perth, W.A. Report, 1033-9779 (Swan River Trust
(W.A.)) ; no. 16. ISBN 0730961109
- Swan River Trust (W.A.) (1999) Freshwater Bay management plan :
prepared in conjunction with the Claremont Heritage Trust Advisory
Committee. East Perth, W.A. : The Trust Series Report, 1033-9779
(Swan River Trust (W.A.)) ; no. 29. ISBN 0730973050