The world famous Northern Beaches rockpools are great places to cool down or do a few laps.
Council sometimes closes rockpools due to rough seas, for renovations or cleaning. Pools will reopen once sufficient water has entered the pool, this normally occurs after the next high tide.
Northern Beaches Council and Beachwatch NSW recommend you avoid swimming for three days after heavy rain.
Schools, Surf Clubs, Swimming Clubs and other groups are able to book a rockpool. Please note that it is a requirement of a booking that two lanes are to be left available for the public.
Pool Cleaning Roster
Pool cleaning rosters are listed on each rockpool's page.
The pool cleaning roster can change at any time due to unusual weather circumstances or pool conditions.
Please note published times in the roster are subject to change depending on weather, prevailing seas, tidal flows and other surf conditions. The time taken to fill a pool after cleaning on any given day can vary and is dependent on the weather and surf conditions. A sign will be placed at the pool indicating it is closed during the filling process and will be removed as soon as possible once pool is full.
Please contact Council on 1300 434 434 should you have any questions regarding the rock pool cleaning rosters.
Located at the southern end of Avalon Beach. Change rooms and toilets are available. Access is from the carpark off Barrenjoey Road. Pay and display parking available.
Located at the southern end of Bilgola Beach. The rockpool is an 8 lane, 50 metre pool. Access from the car park area off The Serpentine.
An ocean rockpool at the southern end of Collaroy Beach with easy access for people with a disability.
A 50 metre pool and toddlers area at the southern end of thriving Dee Why Beach with access to disabled toilets and showers.
Fairlight Rock Pool is located close to Manly Cove and next to Fairlight Beach. There is also a small paddling pool next to the main pool.
Fairy Bower is a 20 metre rockpool located along Marine Parade.
A 50 metre pool at the northern end of Freshwater Beach.
Located off Surfview Road northern end of beach. Pay and display parking available. There are two rockpools - one suitable for toddlers and a larger pool measuring 30 metres for bigger kids and adults.
Located at the southern end of Newport Beach, the rockpool is 50 metres long with a natural rock platform as the floor.
A 25 metre pool towards the end of the headland at North Curl Curl Beach. During high tide it can only be accessed via the coastal walk across the headland.