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

General conditions

  • Good family beach with good swimming conditions and excellent body boarding at the south end.
  • Best with north east wind conditions.


Freshwater has some pretty reasonable waves in the one to two-metre mark. It can be busy on a summers day with people learning to surf, and families sticking in groups.

For less experienced surfers, the break at the middle-northern end of the beach is an ideal spot for you.

More experienced surfers may not get the wave they’re looking for but you can try the southern end which can get pumping with the right swell.

Freshwater Beach (playground 1) Freshwater Beach (playground 2)

Get here by bus... visit Transport NSW for bus information and timetables.

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.


Kooloora Ave

Freshwater NSW 2096