Explore our Neighbourhood
Fremantle Arts Centre
With contemporary visual art exhibitions, artist residencies, concerts, art courses, a shop and café, Fremantle Arts Centre is one of the state’s premier arts institutions. Reopening on Monday 15 June, there’s much to see with the Revealed 2020 New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists exhibition and the beautiful Found shop & cafe. It’s a lovely walk from Seashells Fremantle. In this picture are visitors viewing works in John Prince Siddon: All Mixed Up at Fremantle Arts Centre in January 2020. Photo by Pixel Poetry, Artwork copyright John Prince Siddon, Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency.
Located in Fremantle’s historic west end, the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery presents a diverse showcase of contemporary art by local and national artists in low cost heritage exhibition and project spaces. And there's a great cafe too! Reopening 29 June.
Kidogo Arthouse is an independent oceanfront art centre & events venue with 2 galleries & a courtyard and an occasional pop up bar in a charming heritage building, the Old Kerosene Store.
Glen Cowans’ Studio at the Roundhouse
George Street, East Fremantle
George Street punches above its weight in the fashion stakes and it's a 2 minute walk away from Seashells. Enjoy independent local boutiques with high end European labels along with some home grown offerings, swimwear, jewellery, or fresh flowers. Refresh at one of the quality wine bars, cafes or restaurants.
Step inside the Fremantle Markets and enjoy the distinctive atmosphere of over 100 years of vibrant culture and heritage.There's 150 stalls under the one roof and steeped in Fremantle’s rich indigenous, maritime, convict, colonial and migrant history. Browse artisan products and a delicious array of fresh local produce, organic foods and independent eateries from authentic international dishes to the more traditional Aussie outback tucker.
Lining both sides of Market Street is an array of fashion stores with a strong and stylish menswear offering plus plenty of choice for women including Dangerfield, WA's own Bob's Shoe Store and the flagship store for fellow WA brand Morrison. Explore new street side shops on Cantonment Street and Atwell Arcade, High Street Mall and King's Square.
Enjoy some iconic Fremantle boutiques, galleries, book shops and gift stores in Freo's historic West End.
There's Australian South Sea pearls at Kailis Jewellery on Collie Street, yarns, maps and footwear. On High Street, find Three Stories, Common Ground, menswear stores, Remedy, Bodkins Bootery, Kartique, Ame Belle and much more. There's second hand bookstores, vintage vinyl, high end fashion and jewellery stores complete the offering. New Edition Bookshop is an institution.
The Swan River is just across the road from Seashells Fremantle and it provides the perfect opportunity to take a stroll along the foreshore path and enjoy the fresh air and plethora of birdlife along the way. There's a pub and a couple of cafes too if you want to take a breather along the way. Read more from The Life of Py.
Grab a ferry from Freo and take a 30-minute ride to Rottest Island - a favourite holiday spot for Perth families for decades. Bike around the island, snorkel, swim and get to know the island's famos residents, the Quokkas. Photo credit: Shot by Thom for the RIA
Fremantle Prison is one of Western Australia's most fascinating and significant cultural attractions. Take one of their many tours and enjoy this multi-award-winning attraction.
WA Maritime Museum
The WA Maritime Museum is symbolic of Fremantle’s past, present and future as a coastal city and port. It houses several galleries that explore WA's maritime relationship from leisure boats and handcrafted sailing boats to commercial pearl luggers. The Museum is home to the winning America's Cup yacht, Australia II, an Oberon class submarine — HMAS Ovens, Jon Sanders’ Parry Endeavour and many other iconic vessels from WA's maritime history.
Sweetwater Rooftop Bar
Located directly above Seashells Fremantle is Sweetwater Rooftop Bar, a stylish local hot spot serving delicious cocktails & Asian inspired dishes for brunch, lunch and dinner. Order a take away dinner from the comfort of your Seashells Apartment using a special QR code. You'll find a menu in your apartment and all you then need to do is take the lift upstairs to collect your delicious meal.
May Street Larder
May Street Larder is a few steps away on Canning Highway, and offers a fresh take on fun and thoughtful dining, with a focus on seasonal foods and the best local produce Western Australia has to offer. A must-do for breakfast or brunch.