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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Freshwater Beach Reviews
If you want to go to a beach, choose this one! Parking nearby, fantastic village type atmosphere as you go down to the beach with quaint shops and cafe's on the way in Freshwater town. Beach is safe..... more »
My first time to visit Freshwater beach , took relatives from Italy yesterday we all loved it , flagged beach very safe, will go back. 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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