• 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.


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

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.

Transport Information

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


25 Charles St
Freshwater NSW 2096
Map of Freshwater Beach