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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. 

Rockpool cleaning roster 2018

In addition, each pool's cleaning roster is listed on each rockpool page. 

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

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.

The North Narrabeen Rockpool will be closed on Tuesday 24 July for the removal of sand built up in the pool. Repair works are dependent on weather and swell conditions. The pool is expected to reopen on 25 of July dependent on weather and swell conditions.

Features

8 lane, 50m rockpool, boardwalk, change rooms, toilets, pay & display parking

Facilities

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

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Palm Beach Rockpool

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.

Features

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

Facilities

barbeques, parking, picnic area, playground, public toilets

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Queenscliff Rockpool

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.

Features

8 lane, 50m rockpool , parking

Facilities

bus stop within 100m, canteen, parking

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South Curl Curl Rockpool

A 50 metre pool and toddlers area, with level access to toilets, showers and car parking. It was fully renovated in 2011.

Features

8 lane, 50m rockpool, toddler area, showers, public toilets, parking

Facilities

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

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Whale Beach Rockpool

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.

The Whale Beach Rockpool will be closed on Thursday 26 July for the removal of sand built up in the pool. Repair works are dependent on weather and swell conditions. The pool is expected to reopen on 27 of July dependent on weather and swell conditions.

Features

25m rockpool, change rooms, toilets, pay and display parking, BBQs, playground

Facilities

barbeques, change rooms, parking, pay and display parking, playground, public toilets