• Freshwater Beach

Parking Information

There is free parking for vehicles displaying Northern Beaches Council parking permits and pay and display is available to purchase for those without a permit. Designated disabled car spaces.


25 Charles St
Freshwater NSW 2096
Map of Freshwater Beach

Freshwater is part of the Manly-Freshwater National and World Surfing Reserve that recognises the historical, cultural and environmental values of famous surfing beaches.

It is where Duke Kahanamoku held his famous 1915 surfing demonstration that popularised surfing in Australia. 


Good family beach with good swimming conditions and excellent body boarding at the south end.

Best with north east wind conditions.


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