Freshwater Beach, Sydney

4.7
#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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  • a beautiful beach where you can have fun with your family and friends, i would highly recommend people to go to this beach  more »
  • Freshwater Beach is located on the northern beaches in Sydney. It’s the first beach north of Manly and is extremely popular with families and surfers. The beach is neatly tucked away between two...  more »
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  • 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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