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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

North Palm Beach

North Palm Beach

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The northern end of Palm Beach consists of a 600m stretch of coastland in a relatively natural state and faces east.  

North Steyne Beach

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North Steyne Beach forms part of the Northern Beaches iconic Manly surf beach.

Palm Beach

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Sydney’s most northerly suburb, featured in the popular TV series Home and Away.

Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach

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Paradise Beach is located at the end of Paradise Avenue at Avalon. 

Queenscliff

Queenscliff Beach

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Queenscliff Beach lies below Queenscliff Head with the surf club located just south of the usually closed lagoon entrance.

Sandy Beach

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Sandy Beach is located on the foreshore of Pittwater at Palm Beach and south of Sandy Point.

Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach

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Shelly Beach forms part of Cabbage Tree Bay, a protected marine reserve which lies adjacent to North Head and Fairy Bower.

Snapperman Beach

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Snapperman Beach is located off Iluka Road at Palm Beach on the Pittwater foreshore. 

South Curl Curl

South Curl Curl Beach

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The beautiful south end of Curl Curl has a child-friendly rockpool and cafe.

South Narrabeen Beach

South Narrabeen Beach

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Message: Unpatrolled

Situated in the middle of the vast stretch of beach from Collaroy to North Narrabeen.