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The Northern Beaches Coast Walk, stretching from Manly to Palm Beach, connects and celebrates some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches and surf breaks, ocean rock pools, aquatic reserves, surf lifesaving clubs, headlands, lagoons, archaeological sites and places of significant local heritage.

This spectacular coastline is a unique and memorable walking experience for visitors and locals alike and we are developing creative opportunities to explore our beach culture, local history, the spectacular natural environment and Aboriginal heritage along the Coast Walk through a public art trail.

Discover more about the plans for this long-term project through our Coast Walk Public Art Strategic Plan and Scoping Study.

Art along the Coast Walk

Whale Songs, 2022 - Frances Belle Parker with Urban Art Projects (UAP)

Whale Songs, 2022 - Frances Belle Parker with Urban Art Projects (UAP)

Aboriginal Art & Storytelling Project, Avalon - Coast Walk Public Art

Barrenjoey Road, Avalon

Whale Songs is a number of cast bronze plaques installed along the Coast Walk. The stories on the plaques symbolise the 'singing-in' of the whales along the coastline of the Northern Beaches.

Coast Walk Public Art - McKillop Park, Freshwater

25 Lumsdaine Drive, Freshwater

Council has commissioned First Nations Public Art team mili mili to create a new public artwork at McKillop Park at Freshwater’s headland as part of the Coast Walk Public Art project.

A Garigal Welcome to Country, 2022 - Mick Glasheen and Leslie McLeod, Mona Vale SLC

A Garigal Welcome to Country, 2022 - Mick Glasheen and Leslie McLeod, Mona Vale SLC

Coast Walk Public Art - Mona Vale Surf Lifesaving Club

Surfview Road, Mona Vale

The artists engaged with the local Aboriginal community and key stakeholders to develop designs based on the rock engravings of the Elvina Track and other sites in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Robert Dunn Reserve, South Mona Vale Headland

Robert Dunn Reserve, South Mona Vale Headland

Coast Walk Public Art - Robert Dunn Reserve

Narrabeen Park Parade, Mona Vale

A planned location for an artwork along the Coast Walk. The location is at the southern end of the reserve (the more highly-elevated section of the park)