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Council is taking measured precautions to keep our staff and community safe. Rockpools are open. Please exercise 1.5m social distancing, and wash hands regularly. Gatherings of more than 20 people are not permitted. View the latest updates on what is permitted from the NSW Government.

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, nippers, swimming lessons, annual swim club events and other small events are able to book a rockpool

Pool Cleaning Roster

Rockpool cleaning roster 2020 (pdf). Individual pools cleaning rosters are listed on each rockpool's page.

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 pool is full. 

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

aerial view of Avalon rockpool

Avalon Rockpool

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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

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Message: Max 20ppl. 1.5m distancing

Located at the southern end of Bilgola Beach. The rockpool is an 8 lane, 50 metre pool with concrete walls and floor. Bilgola rockpool provides disability access. Change rooms and toilets are available. Access from the car park area off The Serpentine. Pay and display parking is available. A cafe is located opposite the surf club. This location a little more "secluded" than other beaches on the peninsula.

Collaroy Rockpool

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Message: Max 20ppl. 1.5m distancing

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

Dee Why Rockpool

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Message: Max 20ppl. 1.5m distancing

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

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Message: Max 20ppl. 1.5m distancing

Fairlight Rock Pool is located close to Manly Cove and next to Fairlight Beach. There is also a small paddling pool next to the main pool.

Fairy Bower Rockpool

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Message: Max 20ppl. 1.5m distancing

Fairy Bower is a 20 metre rockpool located along Marine Parade.

Freshwater Rockpool

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Message: Max 20ppl. 1.5m distancing

A 50 metre pool at the northern end of Freshwater Beach.

Mona Vale Rockpool

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Message: Max 20ppl. 1.5m distancing

Located off Surfview Road northern end of beach. Pay and display parking available. There are two rockpools - one suitable for toddlers and a larger pool measuring 30 metres for bigger kids and adults.

Newport Rockpool

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Message: Max 20ppl. 1.5m distancing

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

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Message: Max 20ppl. 1.5m distancing

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.