The world famous Northern Beaches rockpools are great places to cool down or do a few laps.

Council sometimes closes rockpools due to rough seas, for renovations or cleaning. Pools will reopen once sufficient water has entered the pool, this normally occurs after the next high tide.

Northern Beaches Council and Beachwatch NSW recommend you avoid swimming for three days after heavy rain.

Schools, Surf Clubs, Swimming Clubs and other groups are able to book a rockpool. Please note that it is a requirement of a booking that two lanes are to be left available for the public.

We are currently experiencing issues with refilling of a number of our rockpools.  Refilling of the rockpools occurs through a combination of in-situ pool pumps, ocean tide levels and swell conditions, and a portable pool pump when possible. 

There has been limited swell recently and high tides are at the lower end of their cycle which extends the time taken for pools to refill.  Pool pumps are being run when possible however they can only run during limited windows around high tides and some are being impacted by weed matter in the ocean.

Pool Cleaning Roster

Pool cleaning rosters are listed on each rockpool's page. All rockpools 2024 cleaning schedules.

The pool cleaning roster can change at any time due to unusual weather circumstances or pool conditions. 

Please note published times in the roster are subject to change depending on weather, prevailing seas, tidal flows and other surf conditions. The time taken to fill a pool after cleaning on any given day can vary and is dependent on the weather and surf conditions. A sign will be placed at the pool indicating it is closed during the filling process and will be removed as soon as possible once the pool is full. 

Please contact Council on 1300 434 434 should you have any questions regarding the rock pool cleaning rosters.


Avalon Rockpool

Surfside Ave , Avalon
Located at the southern end of Avalon Beach. Change rooms and toilets are available. Access is from the carpark off Barrenjoey Road. Pay and display parking available.

Bilgola Rockpool

1 The Serpentine , Bilgola
Located at the southern end of Bilgola Beach. The rockpool is an 8 lane, 50 metre pool. Access from the carpark off The Serpentine.

Collaroy Rockpool

Beach Road , Collaroy
An ocean rockpool at the southern end of Collaroy Beach with easy access for people with disability.

Dee Why Rockpool

Oaks Avenue , Dee Why
A 50 metre pool and toddlers area at the southern end of thriving Dee Why Beach with access to disabled toilets and showers.

Fairlight Rockpool

Fairlight Walk , Fairlight
Fairlight Rockpool is located close to Manly Cove and next to Fairlight Beach. There is also a small paddling pool next to the main pool.

Freshwater Rockpool

4 Lumsdaine Dr , Freshwater
A 50 metre pool at the northern end of Freshwater Beach.

Mona Vale Rockpool

1 Surfview Road , Mona Vale
Located off Surfview Road (northern end of the beach). There are two rockpools - one suitable for toddlers and a larger pool measuring 30 metres for bigger kids and adults.

Newport Rockpool

Calvert Parade , Newport
Located at the southern end of Newport Beach, the rockpool is 50 metres long with a natural rock platform as the floor.  

North Curl Curl Rockpool

North Curl Curl Beach , Curl Curl
A 25 metre pool towards the end of the headland at North Curl Curl Beach. During high tide it can only be accessed via the coastal walk across the headland.

North Narrabeen Rockpool

Narrabeen Park Parade , North Narrabeen
Located at the entrance to Narrabeen Lagoon with access off Narrabeen Park Parade. The rockpool is 50 metres with a timber boardwalk separating the main lap pool from the rest of the pool.

Palm Beach Rockpool

1 Rock Bath Rd , Palm Beach
This 50 metre long rockpool is located on the eastern side of Palm Beach at the southern end. Access is off Ocean Road. Change rooms and toilets are available.

Queenscliff Rockpool

North Steyne , Queenscliff
A 50 metre pool at the northern end of Manly Beach. The rockpool has a widened ramp access from the beach, modifications to the pool stairs and a ladder at the deep end.

South Curl Curl Rockpool

Carrington Parade , Curl Curl
A 50 metre pool and toddlers area, with level access to toilets, showers and car parking.

Whale Beach Rockpool

17 Malo Rd , Whale Beach
Located at the southern end of Whale Beach. The rockpool is 25 metres long and access is from The Strand. Change rooms and toilets are available. Pay and display parking available.