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.
Tours to Freshwater Beach
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Duration: 7 hours
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Duration: 4 hours
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Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Freshwater Beach Reviews
Spent some time here with friends learning how to surf. The water was clean, waves were good, water was a good depth and the beach was clean. There was sufficient parking and taps to clean off afterwa... more »
This is a beautiful spot. Quite well protected with stunning cliffs on the south side. There are many local surfers here. There is a pool too. A great place to go to. But nowhere near as long as the o... 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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