Freshwater Beach, Sydney
Go for a swim on Freshwater Beach, a long stretch of sand bounded by jutting promontories on each side. Named for a small freshwater stream on the north end, the beach made surfing history in 1915, when "Duke" Kahanamoku carved a board and demonstrated surfing to a local crowd. Take advantage of the smooth, rolling waves and try your hand at boarding or bodysurfing. The family-friendly beach, patrolled by lifeguards, features a playground and saltwater pool. Plan your Freshwater Beach visit and explore what else you can see and do in Sydney using our Sydney itinerary planner.
Freshwater Beach Reviews
Do you actually want to swim or play in the sand without the crowds of Manly - Freshy might be the one for you ... just one beach north and so much quieter. more »
Get a surfboard, head to the quiet end of the Bech, normally the northern end, and start surfing. You will need to hire a surfboard or foamier from one of the hire shops in Manly but unlike Manly, par... more »
Wish I could give a 1 star so tourists wouldn’t visit (I’d be dishonest if I did). Maybe the commute will deter them.. this is one of the best, quiet, local beaches in Sydney!
Love this place. So many great memories. A great beach to learn to surf, great family beach. No idiots like Bondi or Manly.
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