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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.

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North Narrabeen Rockpool

Status:
Restricted use
Message: Max 20ppl. 1.5m distancing

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.

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Palm Beach Rockpool

Status:
Restricted use
Message: Max 20ppl. 1.5m distancing

Located on the eastern side of Palm Beach at the southern end. The rockpool is 50 metres long and access is off Ocean Road. Change rooms and toilets are available. Pay & display parking available.

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Queenscliff Rockpool

Status:
Restricted use
Message: Max 20ppl. 1.5m distancing

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 new ladder at the deep end.

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South Curl Curl Rockpool

Status:
Restricted use
Message: Max 20ppl. 1.5m distancing

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

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Whale Beach Rockpool

Status:
Restricted use
Message: Max 20ppl. 1.5m distancing

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.