James Street Beach Enclosure

 James Street Beach Enclosure

Complementing the relaxing Esperance Foreshore, the James Street Beach Enclosure creates a safe, family and all abilities friendly swimming area, central to town.

Encompassing the James Street Jetty, Ocean Slide and 50m Lap Pontoon, the area lends itself to the BBQ and shade areas, as well as the all abilities playground.

From April 2022, a beach wheelchair will be available loan, and beach matting will be installed, allowing more people to enjoy the area.

Facility users are responsible for their own safety and children should be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

The Shire of Esperance accepts no responsibility for loss or injury.

Project Funded by:

  • Lap Pontoon – $430,000 Australian Government: Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program
  • Shark Barrier – $400,000 WA State Government
  • Beach Cleaning - Shire of Esperance



The SharkSmart WA app combines shark activity information, beach safety features such as Surf Life Saving WA patrolled beaches and weather forecast, to help you plan your trip to the beach. Select your favourite coastal locations and use notifications to receive relevant updates as they happen.

The SharkSmart WA app can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.

And remember: help keep everyone safe.

Report all shark sightings to Water Police on 9442 8600