Residents and ratepayers displaying a Northern Beaches Council Beach Parking Permit have free parking at more than 40 Northern Beaches locations! Here, we’ll show you where you can park.

Designated Beach Permit Parking Areas

This table lists the free parking locations of Council pay and display reserve carparks. However, Manly’s beachfont metered parking spaces along North and South Steyne are limited to four hours free parking.

Avalon Beach

Bayview Baths

Bilarong Reserve

Bilgola Beach

Birdwood Park

Clareville Beach


Collaroy Beach North

Collaroy Beach South

Dee Why Beach

Dee Why Headland

Devitt St Beach Carpark

Fisherman’s Beach

Freshwater Beach

Gore Street, Freshwater

Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach

Jamieson Park

Long Reef Beach

Manly Beachfront (including North and South Steyne and Queenscliff)
*four-hour limt

Manly Dam

McKillop Park Reserve

Mid Curl Curl

Mid Narrabeen

Middle Creek Reserve

Mona Vale Beach

Moore Road, Freshwater (beach end)

Narrabeen St Beach Carpark

Newport Beach

North Curl Curl 

North Narrabeen Beach

North Narrabeen Rockpool

Ocean Road, Palm Beach

Pittwater Park, Palm Beach

Robertson St Beach Carpark

Sandy Bay

Shelly Beach

South Curl Curl

Spit Bridge (Battle Boulevard Only)

Warriewood Beach

Whale BeachWinnererremy Bay Reserve 

Where Parking Permits aren’t Valid

Beach parking permits aren’t valid at Bayview’s Rowland Reserve, Church Point Reserve and Palm Beach’s Woorak Reserve / Iluka Park boat trailer parking area. These areas require a special permit.

Beach Permits also don’t apply in Council operated parking stations, sign posted residential parking precincts and 1 hour metered / ticketed parking. See the Beach Parking Permit Policy for detailed information.

Mobility Parking Scheme Permit

Issued by Roads & Maritime Service, vehicles displaying a valid mobility parking scheme permit don’t need a Beach Parking Permit and are exempt from paying at Pay and Display meters.

Parking Permits

Parking Permit - Statutory Declaration

Pre-Paid Parking Permit Application - Whistler Carpark

Parking Permit - Postal Application

Manly Resident Parking Permit Application

This parking permit scheme was introduced around the Manly CBD to give priority to residents for on street parking near their homes.

Manly National Carpark Resident Access Application

Application for access card to enable passage through the public carpark to enter or exit the residents’ carpark.

Church Point Carpark Reserved Parking Space Waitlist

Submit an application to be placed on the waitlist for a car parking space located on the upper level of the Church Point Carpark. For more information, please review the Application Process and Guidelines

Church Point Hotel

Special Issue Parking Permits

Special Issue Permits are required at Bayview’s Rowland Reserve, Church Point Reserve and Palm Beach’s Woorak Reserve and Iluka Parks.