The first Sunset South Beach Market opened on Saturday evening with a bang as people turned up in their thousands, proving that humans basically like to be in big herds and need big crowds to feel entertained. I personally prefer the more relaxed Growers Green Markets on Sunday morning but that is just my personal preference.
Popularity is great and I hope for the sake of all those stall holders that it will continue but the organisors need to be careful here because the extremely popular Hawkers Market on Friday nights in Perth is now receiving extreme criticism of overcrowding, waiting too long to order and receive food, it’s no longer fun for children parents claim, etc.
What the market at South Beach does not do is activate Fremantle’s West End as the Bathers Beach market used to do each summer and I believe that is a real shame and a real loss to inner Freo.
The SSSM is open every Saturday from 5-9 pm and the Growers Green each Sunday from 8am till midday.