A special spot, nestled between nature reserves.

Long Reef is home to pretty reliable surf conditions with left and right breaking reefs. The best time to head out is when there’s a howling north-easter which blows across the beach in an offshore wind, making the waves smooth and very rideable.


Good swimming and body boarding conditions. Good boardriding from bombora and to the south of the Lagoon. Best in north easterly winds. Good conditions for windsurfing.

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.


Pittwater Road
Collaroy NSW 2097
Map of Long Reef Beach