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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.

Council Lifeguards

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 Beach Safety team for general enquiries please call Customer Service on 1300 434 434

In case of an emergency call 000.

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

Beachwatch recommend you avoid swimming for three days after heavy rain. Check the Beachwatch reports.

Beachsafe

Brought to you by Surf Life Saving Australia, this site includes the location, facilities, weather, conditions and lifesaving services for Australian beaches. Check Beachsafe conditions.

Bookings

Hold a public, private or commercial event at one of our picturesque beaches. Find out more

Contact information

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North Palm Beach

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Beach Road , Palm Beach
The northern end of Palm Beach consists of a 600m stretch of coastland in a relatively natural state and faces east.  
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North Steyne Beach

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North Steyne , Manly
North Steyne Beach forms part of the Northern Beaches iconic Manly surf beach.
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Palm Beach

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31 Ocean Road , Palm Beach
Sydney’s most northerly suburb, featured in the popular TV series Home and Away.
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Paradise Beach

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Paradise Ave , Avalon Beach
Paradise Beach is located at the end of Paradise Avenue at Avalon. 
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Queenscliff Beach

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North Steyne & Collingwood St , Queenscliff
Queenscliff Beach lies below Queenscliff Head with the surf club located just south of the usually closed lagoon entrance.
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Sandy Beach

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Off Iluka Road , Palm Beach
Sandy Beach is located on the foreshore of Pittwater at Palm Beach and south of Sandy Point.
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Shelly Beach

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Shelly Beach , Manly
Shelly Beach forms part of Cabbage Tree Bay, a protected marine reserve which lies adjacent to North Head and Fairy Bower.
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Snapperman Beach

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Off Iluka Road , Palm Beach
Snapperman Beach is located off Iluka Road at Palm Beach on the Pittwater foreshore. 
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South Curl Curl Beach

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Carrington Parade , Curl Curl
The beautiful south end of Curl Curl has a child-friendly rockpool and cafe.
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South Narrabeen Beach

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1200 Pittwater Rd , Narrabeen
Situated in the middle of the vast stretch of beach from Collaroy to North Narrabeen.
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Station Beach

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access via end of Beach rd or Governor Phillip Park , Palm Beach
Station Beach, also known as Barrenjoey Beach, extends between the northern side of Observation Point and Barrenjoey Head. 
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Turimetta Beach

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57 Narrabeen Park Parade , Warriewood
Turimetta Beach is a small 350m long beach between Turimetta and Narrabeen Head backed by 20 to 30m high shale bluffs.
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Warriewood Beach

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Narrabeen Park Parade , Warriewood
Overlooked by a reserve offering excellent beach and ocean views on southern Turimetta Head.
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Whale Beach

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The Strand , Whale Beach
Whale Beach was named following a whale beaching. It is a 600m long, beach east-facing beach bordered by 40m high Little and Careel heads and backed by slopes rising to 100m, covered in houses.