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.
Collaroy Beach North
Collaroy Beach South
Dee Why Beach
Dee Why Headland
Devitt St Beach Carpark
Gore Street, Freshwater
Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach
Long Reef Beach
McKillop Park Reserve
Mid Curl Curl
Middle Creek Reserve
Mona Vale Beach
Moore Road, Freshwater (beach end)
Narrabeen St Beach Carpark
North Curl Curl
North Narrabeen Beach
North Narrabeen Rockpool
Ocean Road, Palm Beach
Pittwater Park, Palm Beach
Robertson St Beach Carpark
South Curl Curl
Spit Bridge (Battle Boulevard Only)
Winnererremy 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 Permit - Statutory Declaration
Pre-Paid Parking Permit Application - Whistler Carpark
Parking Permits - Special Issue
Permits are valid from 1 September to 31 August each year.
Parking Permits - Community Groups
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.