Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe is a hugely popular event with an estimated annual attendance of 215,000 people – the majority of which will visit the exhibition during the weekends. When planning your visit to Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe please note that this generally means the site is significantly busier and more crowded on Saturdays and Sundays than it is during the week.
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe is located at various sites on and around Cottesloe Beach. Cottesloe Beach is a public open space with immediate proximity to the Indian Ocean. Visitors are advised that there is limited wheelchair access along the full length of the sculpture walk and seating along the pathways is also limited.
Accessible parking spaces are allocated on the ocean side of Marine Parade. For information about the Town of Cottesloe Accessible Parking visit this link.
Sculpture by the Sea has a designated access drop-off and pick-up entrance point to the site for visitors with limited mobility and/or using a wheelchair. This is located on the ocean side of Marine Parade between Indiana Tea Rooms and Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club. Vehicle owners will then have to seek parking elsewhere, where normal parking restrictions will continue to apply. For limited mobility access on the weekends, we recommend you call the Site Office 02 8399 0233 prior to your arrival to arrange access to this drop-off area.
A limited number of beach wheel chairs are available free of charge for one hour.
Bookings are essential for beach wheel chairs and we request a form of ID is required to be left with our office until the beach wheel chair is returned. Please call (02) 8399 0233 to speak to our Exhibition Coordinators to book a beach wheel chair.
Due to the number of emails sent to our staff during the exhibition it is not practical to fairly manage your booking by email as it could be missed.
Please be aware that the Sculpture Inside exhibition is held on the first floor of the Cottesloe Surf and Life Saving Club with entry via a flight of stairs. This is the only location available for the exhibition of small sculptures on or near the exhibition site.