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)
Aboriginal Art & Storytelling Project, Avalon - Coast Walk Public Art
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 - Long Reef Surf Lifesaving Club
Exploring and fusing elements of art, culture, imagination and nature, Leesa Knight’s works echo the beauty and delicacy of our planet.
Coast Walk Public Art - McKillop Park, 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
Coast Walk Public Art - Mona Vale Surf Lifesaving Club
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.
Whale Songs, 2022, by Frances Belle Parker with Urban Art Projects (UAP)
Coast Walk Public Art - Aboriginal Art & Storytelling Project, Long Reef
Whale Songs is a series of cast bronze plaques installed along the Coast Walk. The stories on the plaques refer to Aboriginal stories of 'singing-in' of the whales along the coastline of the Northern Beaches.
Oyster Shells - Middens, 2022 - Frances Belle Parker with Urban Art Projects (UAP)
Coast Walk Public Art - Aboriginal Art & Storytelling Project, Narrabeen
This installation includes a number of cast aluminium oyster shells. The shells are arranged in clusters to represent middens.
Coast Walk Public Art – North Mona Vale Headland