Fully licensed Freo beach an Australian first

WA has come of age with Australia’s first ever liquor licence for alfresco beach dining granted to Bathers Beach House in Fremantle.

With sun lounges on Bathers Beach in front of the venue, people can now dine with their toes in the sand while enjoying a meal and a drink.

Bathers Beach House co-owner Anthony Unmack said it was a major feather in the cap for both the establishment and Fremantle.

“While Bathers Beach House has been the only absolute beachfront restaurant, bar and function space in Perth since we opened two years ago, we are now the first place in Australia licensed to extend our food and beverage service to the beach sand,” he said.

“Waiters come and take your order and deliver everything to you. Given the location by the sea, it’s like a taste of paradise.”

More than 20 lounges can be reserved on a daily basis, either in advance or when a guest arrives, if available.

The area is fully serviced with orders delivered to the lounges. As with all licensed areas, BYO is not permitted.

Unmack said the fully licensed beach area would further define Fremantle’s identity and attract national, if not worldwide, attention.

“Think about the long-term effect this might have on tourism for Fremantle—photos of people wining and dining on the beach, particularly given the global nature of social media, will show off the area as a major attraction.”

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