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Freshwater Beach

Ocean View Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2004, Australia
+61 2 9977 1088
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Awesome beach!

This is a great beach because it offers something for everyone. If you have a family, it's great... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
WillandJean
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Sydney, Australia
One of the best beaches in Sydney

I have been coming here since I was a child and I absolutely love this beach. It is protected by... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
JonHSydney
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Sydney, Australia
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Ocean View Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2004, Australia
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+61 2 9977 1088
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is a great beach because it offers something for everyone. If you have a family, it's great to simply play on the sand and the water's nice in between the flags. The surf lifesavers are very vigilant and will warn people swimming outside of...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

I have been coming here since I was a child and I absolutely love this beach. It is protected by headlands on either side so the waves are generally very smooth and excellent for body surfing or body boarding. This beach is very popular with...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

I have been to Manly Beach three times in my life (coming from Canada) but this latest time my objective was to run up to Palm Beach and see all of the Northern Beaches on my way up there. I was really looking forward to...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Managed some body boarding here with by brother and his wife, water was 22C luverly. Surf at time was not too big for me. There was beach guards on hand. Bit of history associated with this beach, this is where surfing started.

1  Thank Kaybe_1200
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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
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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
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Reviewed 13 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

2  Thank grantmccahon
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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

2  Thank Tellenbach
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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
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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
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