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Freshwater Beach

Moore St, Harboard, New South Wales, Australia
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3 Feb 2017
“Beautiful beach, great for families - just crowded!”
25 Dec 2016
“Laid back beach ”
Moore St, Harboard, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Picturesque little beach nestled between seaside cliffs. Safe and sheltered beach making it great for young kids. Like most Sydney beaches, this beach was crowded on the weekend we visited and we had to park a long distance from the beach - we needed another...More

Thank Mewett_Family
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Great beach for a surf especially for beginners. Everyone seems really friendly and it has a local feel to it. Loads of parking available.

1  Thank Fiona85
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Like every beach I've been to around Sydney, it looks fantastic... white sand, blue waters. But the issue is, there are currents, big waves and sometimes jellyfish. The lifeguards will keep an eye out and tell you where to swim and what to watch out...More

Thank Katerina V
Reviewed 3 October 2015

5 mins away from Manly. Parking is A$8 from 7-7pm. Nice and relaxing. Less crowd on the beach. A small cafe at the Beach side. Some nice restaurant and IGA supermarket at the Village close by.

1  Thank Mushroom12345
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Freshwater Beach is nestled between Queenscliff and Curl Curl Beach. It’s a lovely beach, which is well known for numerous sand bars & safe patrolled beach. There is a large eight lane, 50m saltwater rock swimming pool situated at the northern end of the beach...More

1  Thank Ellemay
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I didnt even know how easy it was to get to this beach,, just a short walk north of Manly. what a lovely time we had here and for early spring, the sun was very powerful and made the day even better. Great sand, very...More

1  Thank Good_time_Ahead
Reviewed 8 August 2015

This is a less known beach by tourists but as good as the popular Manly and Bondi. It is the next beach north on Manly beach and it is frequented almost exclusively by locals. It is a beautiful sandy beach facing the ocean and with...More

Thank marcopolo111
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Great place to hang out with family and watch the surf. Good coffee shop nearby makes it a nice place to spend time in the winter sun.

Thank 22pat639
Reviewed 2 February 2015

Known as Freshie by the locals, this beach is much-loved by Sydneysiders. An intimate beach, it is family friendly as well as a place for surfers. you arrive at the beach either through a bush track or along the cliff walk from Dee Why and...More

Thank Virginia G
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Always a great experience and the water is amazing with waves or flat water options. Parking is reasonalby okay but get in early!

2  Thank Gavin N
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