Whether you want to carve up a wave in the surf, take a swim in the sea or relax on the sand, the Northern Beaches is the place to be. Select an area below and explore our local beaches for your daily dose of vitamin sea.
Professional Council lifeguards patrol our surf beaches to help keep you safe. We patrol Manly all year round, Dee Why and Freshwater from September till the end of May. Most other surf beaches are patrolled from the end of September until the end of April, every day from 9am - 5pm and sometimes longer in the summer peak. If you need to contact the Lifeguard Radio Base (September-May) call 9942 2120.
Please remember to swim between the flags and as much as we love our pets there are no dogs allowed on our beaches or rockpools.
Beachwatch recommend you avoid swimming for three days after heavy rain. Check the Beachwatch reports.
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Avalon is a surf beach 500m long, facing south-east, and bordered by 60m high sandstone cliffs and the rock platforms of Bilgola Head and Hole in the Wall.
Bilgola Beach is a surf beach that is 500m long, faces south east and is bordered by a high headland, Bilgola Head to the north and the lower, shaley Newport Head and rocks to the south.
Bungan Beach is a surf beach that is 600m long running south-south east between Bungan and Mona Vale Heads.
Clareville Beach is located off Delecta Avenue at Clareville.
Clontarf Beach is a large sandy foreland with a family friendly playground and swimming enclosure.
Collaroy Beach is a surf beach that adjoins Narrabeen Beach forming a long stretch of coast.
To the west of Manly Cove is 1.5km of south-facing rocky shore containing three small beaches.
500m long Fishermans Beach runs from Long Reef headland to the south and Collaroy Beach to the north.
The area offers scenic harbour views, beach with swimming enclosure and pier, picnic & BBQ facilities, and swings.