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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.

Pool Cleaning Roster

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. Any specific closures of a pool other than for cleaning will be listed on the website.

The Fairy Bower and Fairlight rockpools are currently cleaned fortnightly which is scheduled with the tides. Their rosters will be posted on their pages soon.

Each pool's cleaning roster is listed on each rockpool page. Please contact Council on 1300 343 343 should you have any questions regarding the rock pool cleaning rosters.

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aerial view of Avalon rockpool

Avalon Rockpool

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.

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Features

25m rockpool, toddler pool

Facilities

change rooms, parking, playground, public toilets

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Bilgola Rockpool

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 disabilty access. Change rooms...

Features

8 lanes, 50m rockpool, change rooms, toilets, pay and display parking

Facilities

parking, public toilets

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Collaroy Rockpool

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

The pool cleaning roster can change at any time due to unusual...

Features

8 lane, 50m rockpool, toddler pool, pay and display parking, surf and life saving club, toilets, showers

Facilities

disabled toilets, parking, picnic area, playground, public toilets

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Dee Why Rockpool

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

Facilities

bus stop within 100m, disabled toilets, parking, public toilets, showers

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Fairlight

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.

Facilities

disabled toilets, parking, public toilets, showers

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Fairy Bower

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

It is triangular in shape. Built by local residents in 1929, Fairy Bower rockpool is one of a number of...

Facilities

public toilets, showers

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Freshwater Rockpool

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

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

Features

50m rockpool, shower, toilets

Facilities

public toilets, showers

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Mona Vale Rockpool

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...

Facilities

barbeques, playground, public toilets

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Newport Rockpool

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

Features

50m rockpool, change rooms, toilets, shower

Facilities

barbeques, parking, playground, public toilets

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North Curl Curl Rockpool

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.

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Last updated : Tue 2 Jan 2018