Thursday, 2 May 2019


Council will soon begin removing sand from the Clontarf tidal pool as part of a planned maintenance project at the popular family beach.

Mayor Michael Regan said the work is required to return the pool to a reasonable depth for swimmers and also improve the surrounding beach area.

“Over time the sand builds up in the tidal pools and it becomes more and more shallow,” Mayor Regan said.

“This work will ensure swimmers can enjoy the pool for many years and also provides renourishment for the beach area at the southern end.

“We have also worked closely with a number of state government agencies to ensure we have all the right measures in place to protect the local environment.

“This is such a popular spot for locals and visitors over summer, so we have delayed this work to reduce the impact on the community while the work is done.

“The sand removal compliments the other works program recently completed on the Clontarf pool which saw new pool decking, repaired balustrades and netting cleaning and upgrade.”

Maintenance is scheduled for May 2019 and during this time Clontarf tidal pool will be closed for safety reasons and public access to the beach will be restricted to weekends.

There will also be no boat access to the beach via the car park and the Manly Scenic Walk will be redirected to nearby Monash Crescent during May.

If you would like more information about the upcoming works at Clontarf, please contact Council’s Project Manager on 1300 434 434 during business hours or email

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