Freshwater Beach, NSW
FRESHWATER BEACH WOULD PROBABLY BE
MY FAVOURITE BEACH
Perfect for learning to surf
Beautiful walk around the rocks
Great for boogie boarding
Usually small, clean, consistent waves
Shallow for ages
Huge grassy area with a playground, BBQs and picnic tables - the perfect spot for parties and gatherings
KEEP IN MIND
Is very crowded in the summer months and parking can be difficult to find
Often need to dodge people when surfing!
This gorgeous beach is located just around the corner from Manly, further off the main road.
Because the beach is smaller than others and protected on both ends, the water stays shallow for a long time offshore. This makes for perfect 2-3ft waves for beginners learning to surf or those wanting to catch some longboard waves! The water is always a beautiful, crystal clear aqua colour and the waves clean and consistent.The beach is a little further away from the shops, but there are cafes close by including Saltbush (the beach kiosk) and Calm Cafe. Freshwater (“Freshie”) is incredibly popular, especially during the warmer months.
I FORGOT MY SURFBOARD WAX!
WHERE DO I FIND A BEACH UMBRELLA?
MY CHILD NEEDS GOGGLES!
Paid council parking or free street parking along any nearby street.