Freshwater Beach

Warning message

The Freshwater SLSC Australia Day Open Surf Lifesaving Carnival will be held at Freshwater Beach on 27 January. For the safety of competitors and visitors, the public will not be able to enter the water between 7.30am to 3pm. The public will be able to go on the sand and the rockpool will be open for swimming throughout the event.


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

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