Freshwater Beach, Sydney

#10 of 29 in Beaches in Sydney
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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.
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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
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  • Favourite Sydney beach just wonderful Great surf, easy to get to but some hidden gems in the ocean pool, reefs and Rockpool Even changing rooms and parking  more »
  • a beautiful beach where you can have fun with your family and friends, i would highly recommend people to go to this beach  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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