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Whether you want to carve up a wave in the surf, take a swim in the sea or relax on the sand, the Northern Beaches is the place to be.  Select an area below and explore our local beaches for your daily dose of vitamin sea.

Council Lifeguards

Professional Council lifeguards patrol our surf beaches to help keep you safe. We patrol Manly all year round, Dee Why and Freshwater from September till the end of May. Most other surf beaches are patrolled from the end of September until the end of April, every day from 9am - 5pm and sometimes longer in the summer peak. If you need to contact the Lifeguard Radio Base (September-May) call 9942 2120.

Please remember to swim between the flags and as much as we love our pets there are no dogs allowed on our beaches or rockpools.

Beachwatch

Beachwatch recommend you avoid swimming for three days after heavy rain. Check the Beachwatch reports.

Beachsafe

Brought to you by Surf Life Saving Australia, this site includes the location, facilities, weather, conditions and lifesaving services for Australian beaches. Check Beachsafe conditions.

Bookings

Hold a public, private or commercial event at one of our picturesque beaches. Find out more

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Avalon Beach

Avalon Beach

Avalon is a surf beach 500m long, facing south-east, and bordered by 60m high sandstone cliffs and the rock platforms of Bilgola Head and Hole in the Wall.

Facilities

picnic area, playground, public toilets, rockpool, showers, surf lifesaving club

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Bilgola Beach

Bilgola Beach

Bilgola Beach is a surf beach that is 500m long, faces south east and is bordered by a high headland, Bilgola Head to the north and the lower, shaley Newport Head and rocks to the south.

Facilities

canteen, disabled toilets, public toilets, rockpool, showers

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Bungan Beach

Bungan Beach

Bungan Beach is a surf beach that is 60m long running south-south east between Bungan and Mona Vale Heads.

Facilities

public toilets, showers, surf lifesaving club

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Clareville Beach

Clareville Beach

Clareville Beach is located off Delecta Avenue at Clareville.

Facilities

barbeques, disabled toilets, parking, picnic area, picnic tables, public toilets, showers, viewing platform

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Clontarf Beach

Clontarf Beach

Clontarf Beach is a large sandy foreland a part of Middle Harbour, 5km from the Heads.

Facilities

barbeques, enclosed playground, pay and display parking, playground, public toilets, showers

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Collaroy Beach

Collaroy Beach

Collaroy Beach is a surf beach that adjoins Narrabeen Beach forming a long stretch of coast.

Facilities

barbeques, bus stop within 100m, disabled toilets, enclosed playground, large enclosed playground, liberty swing, pay and display parking, picnic area, playground, public toilets, rockpool, showers, wi-fi access points

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Dee Why Beach

Dee Why Beach

One of our busiest beaches with a thriving cafe scene.

Facilities

barbeques, bus stop within 100m, disabled toilets, enclosed playground, large enclosed playground, parking, picnic tables, public toilets, showers, wi-fi access points

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Fairlight Beach

To the west of Manly Cove is 1.5km of south-facing rocky shore containing three small beaches.

Facilities

disabled toilets, lighting, rockpool, seating, water taps

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Fishermans Beach

500m long Fishermans Beach runs from Long Reef headland to the south and Collaroy Beach to the north.

Facilities

boat ramp, cafe / kiosk, change rooms, parking, pay and display parking, picnic tables, public toilets, showers

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Freshwater Beach

Freshwater Beach

A world-famous surfing beach with a rich history.

Facilities

barbeques, canteen, parking, pay and display parking, picnic area, playground, public toilets, rockpool, showers, viewing platform