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Freshwater Beach

Ocean View Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2004, Australia
+61 2 9977 1088
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Best Beach

Wish i still lived close. Grew up here. One of the best beaches on the northside. Just annoying you... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Magnificent family beach

One of the most beautiful beaches in Sydney. Vast expanses of sandcastle-able sand. Some shallow... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
Sydney, Australia
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12 Sep 2016
“Best Beach”
28 Aug 2016
“Magnificent family beach”
Ocean View Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2004, Australia
+61 2 9977 1088
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Wish i still lived close. Grew up here. One of the best beaches on the northside. Just annoying you have to pay for parking when you live far away.

1  Thank kat772015
Reviewed 29 August 2016

One of the most beautiful beaches in Sydney. Vast expanses of sandcastle-able sand. Some shallow waters for small children, surf for the bodysurfer and boarder. All in Freshwater with its great village feel

1  Thank bexandy
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Harbord Beach has remained a little haven of peace and community in an ever-changing Sydney. With the injection of new people into the suburb, now returned to it's original name of Freshwater, the intakes are converted into locals with ease and the charm of the...More

1  Thank grantmccahon
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Hands down this is my favourite beach in Sydney. I don't know why, it may be memories of childhood but it's small and perfectly formed. I'm always amazed people go to Bondi when they could come over on the ferry and see the best beaches...More

1  Thank Tellenbach
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Despite the local council installing car parking meters to the nearby car parking spots (but free parking can still be found at least one or more streets away), this beach remains my favourite beach. I strongly recommend either a picnic at sunset, a feed at...More

1  Thank ChiangLim
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Less hectic than nearby Manly and a good starting point to visit all Northern Beaches localities. Alas the local Harbord Beach Hotel (aka "The Hilton") has started imposing an Amex surcharge for restaurant and bar purchases.

2  Thank Salty
Reviewed 5 July 2013

This beach is gorgeous so clean and not to busy when we visited. It's a family friendly place as are most beaches it was nice to see people of all ages surfing and generally having a great time. We also visited bondi beach which you...More

1  Thank Fiona2230
Reviewed 13 May 2013

In between the long sandy strips of Manly, Curl Curl and Dee Why beaches sits pretty little Freshwater on Queenscliff Bay. Compared to its mighty neighbours, Freshwater is a small crescent of sand bounded by the heights of Queensclifff on the south and on the...More

1  Thank Charles G
Reviewed 7 May 2013

great beach to get away from tourists, and mix with the locals. Surf is good generally busy on weekends but empty weekdays.

1  Thank Scott I
Reviewed 7 May 2013

With a gentle (usually flat) sand bottom this is one of the safer Syney beaches, particularly for a visitor getting used to the surf. Easily accessible by bus from Manly or a short walk from Queenscliff.

1  Thank Malcolm060
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