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Freshwater Beach

Ocean View Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2004, Australia
+61 2 9977 1088
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the first of the Northern Beaches

I have been to Manly Beach three times in my life (coming from Canada) but this latest time my... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Terry F
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
If Carlsberg did beaches, this is one of the finest

Managed some body boarding here with by brother and his wife, water was 22C luverly. Surf at... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Kaybe_1200
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Montrose, United Kingdom
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5 weeks ago
“the first of the Northern Beaches”
5 Jun 2017
“If Carlsberg did beaches, this is one of the finest”
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Ocean View Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2004, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been to Manly Beach three times in my life (coming from Canada) but this latest time my objective was to run up to Palm Beach and see all of the Northern Beaches on my way up there. I was really looking forward to...More

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Managed some body boarding here with by brother and his wife, water was 22C luverly. Surf at time was not too big for me. There was beach guards on hand. Bit of history associated with this beach, this is where surfing started.

1  Thank Kaybe_1200
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Wish i still lived close. Grew up here. One of the best beaches on the northside. Just annoying you have to pay for parking when you live far away.

1  Thank kat772015
Reviewed 29 August 2016

One of the most beautiful beaches in Sydney. Vast expanses of sandcastle-able sand. Some shallow waters for small children, surf for the bodysurfer and boarder. All in Freshwater with its great village feel

1  Thank bexandy
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Harbord Beach has remained a little haven of peace and community in an ever-changing Sydney. With the injection of new people into the suburb, now returned to it's original name of Freshwater, the intakes are converted into locals with ease and the charm of the...More

1  Thank grantmccahon
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Hands down this is my favourite beach in Sydney. I don't know why, it may be memories of childhood but it's small and perfectly formed. I'm always amazed people go to Bondi when they could come over on the ferry and see the best beaches...More

2  Thank Tellenbach
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Despite the local council installing car parking meters to the nearby car parking spots (but free parking can still be found at least one or more streets away), this beach remains my favourite beach. I strongly recommend either a picnic at sunset, a feed at...More

1  Thank ChiangLim
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Less hectic than nearby Manly and a good starting point to visit all Northern Beaches localities. Alas the local Harbord Beach Hotel (aka "The Hilton") has started imposing an Amex surcharge for restaurant and bar purchases.

2  Thank Salty
Reviewed 5 July 2013

This beach is gorgeous so clean and not to busy when we visited. It's a family friendly place as are most beaches it was nice to see people of all ages surfing and generally having a great time. We also visited bondi beach which you...More

1  Thank Fiona2230
Reviewed 13 May 2013

In between the long sandy strips of Manly, Curl Curl and Dee Why beaches sits pretty little Freshwater on Queenscliff Bay. Compared to its mighty neighbours, Freshwater is a small crescent of sand bounded by the heights of Queensclifff on the south and on the...More

1  Thank Charles G
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