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If you want to do this walk as part of a north to south walk, then the starting point is the main beach area at Port Beach. There is plenty of carparking here.
The simplest way to do this as an out and back walk is head north from Fremantle Station.
Getting there using public transport
The best way to get Port Beach using public transport is to take of buses 999, 998,103 or 107 from the Fremantle train station. Get off at the bus stop just after the old traffic bridge opposite the Rose Hotel. Walk north along the footpath and follow the slip road heading towards the beach which joins Tydeman Road. It’s a walk of about 1km to the end of Tydeman Rioad at the T junction with Port Beach Road. Cross the road at the traffic lights and the starting point is the toilet block opposite the traffic lights.
Turn around point
The turnaround point is the Fremantle train Station.
Getting back to the start from the turn around point – if you don’t want to do an out-and-back walk
The best way to get back to the start using public transport is to repeat how you got to the start! Take any of the buses 999, 998,103 or 107 from the Fremantle train station. Get off at the bus stop just after the old traffic bridge opposite the Rose Hotel. Walk north along the footpath and follow the slip road heading towards the beach which joins Tydeman Road. It’s a walk of about 1km to the end of Tydeman Road at the T junction with Port Beach Road. Cross the road at the traffic lights and the starting point is the toilet block opposite the traffic lights.
Summary of the walk
Figure 1 below shows the route. The total one-way distance is 3.5 km, making it a 7.0 km out and back walk.
Water and toilets
Any toilet blocks are noted below in the text initalics. These are also sources of potable water. Any additional drinking water taps and showers are also noted initalics.
I will describe the walk starting from Port Beach. At the start (Plate 1) there is a café/restaurant, toilet block, showers and drinking taps at the start.
Plate 1: Starting point
Cross the road at the traffic lights and take the path on the western side of Tydeman Road. After about 800m, just after you pass under the railway bridge and well before the main intersection of Tydemen Road with Queen Victoria Street, take the red bitumen path that goes off to the right (Plate 2), which goes behind the Rose Hotel.
After about 200m the path meets the paths that leads over the old traffic bridge. Turn right on to this path.
Plate 2: The dual use path behind the Rose Hotel (looking back towards Port Beach)
Keep on this path as it veers right at the end of the bridge, and after about 50m take the path that heads down the embankment to the right (Plate 3), cross over the road (Peter Hughes Drive) and turn left onto the path that runs next to the road.
Plate 3: The path heading down to Peter Hughes Drive after the old traffic bridge (looking back towards the old traffic bridge)
After about 400m, there is a road T junction with a road heading off to the right towards the port under the railway line. Turn right onto the path that follows this road (Plate 4) through the open gate (NOTE if the gates are locked you will have to continue along Peter Hughes Drive for about 500m to the turnaround point in front of the train station).
Plate 4: The road and path that passes under the railway line and heads towards the port
Follow the path along the road for about 350m and it should be possible head towards the sheds next to the passenger terminal building. Walk along next to these old sheds and after about 180m, kit should be possible to turn right and then walk along the water’s edge.
After about 380m at the end of the D Shed and before the C shed turn left (the way ahead usually has a barrier fence preventing access) and go to the right of the red brick buildings, including the old police station. NOTE: there is a toilet block at the B shed and the E shed markets, and several cafes at E Shed, which are about 100m beyond the red brick buildings.
Head towards the railway line and take the fenced and gated path that crosses over the railway lines (Plate 5).
Plate 5: The fenced and gated path that crosses over the railway lines
Turn left at the end of this path and the train station is ahead (about 160m). This is the turn around point (Plate 6).
Plate 6: Front of the Fremantle train station
Garry Middle, February 2018.