Sydney Coastal Walks With Kids – Dee Why To Curl, Curl

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Here’s a walk that’s gorgeous on a sunny Sydney day and fine for kids, so long as they are old enough to walk carefully.

If yours are still bolters or a bit wild, do not do this walk as it runs alongside cliffs.


Dee Why Coastal Walk Sydney

You can start this walk from anywhere in Dee Why. Get to the rock pool and head up these stairs.


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Or park above the pool in the continuation of Oaks Avenue, that’s what I did this time.

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This isn’t a long walk, about 3-4km depending on where you start from in Dee Why.  But it feels like an adventure, and the views north to Long Reef and beyond will send even the saggiest spirits flying free.

The track is pretty rough and rocky, with lots of steps cut into the sandstone. It’s a narrow track too and all higglety pigglety. It feels a million miles away from city living. Perfect.

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Wonderful views to the south too, and pretty vegetation alongside the track.

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The view back past Dee Why to Long Reef.

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Searing sunshone on war, that’s what I needed to chase away gloomy, circling and self-destructive thoughts.

Now then, this is not a walk for strollers, and certainly not one for very young children.

It’s very beautiful and thrilling for kids who are safe near cliffs and good walkers.

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I was running up the stone steps and hopping fast from rock to rock.

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Something I love about this walk is being able to snoop into the gardens of the gorgeous coast-clinging homes along part of the walk.

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I stopped here at Molong Street, at the end of Dee Why Head.

You can see Curl Curl beach down there. If you walked all the way to the end you could have a coffee or lunch at the great cafe at South Curly.

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On the way back I stopped to look down at the water. My stomach always lurches, just like it does at Scenic World, a feeling I find oddly pleasant.

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We turn around and walk back to beautiful Dee Why.

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Sydney Coastal Walk

I didn’t track the walk this time, but here’s one from last year. So it was 4km from the carpark at the north end of Dee Why Beach. I think it’s be around 3km from parking in Oaks Avenue where I left from.


What’s your favourite Sydney coastal walk?







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Posted on: July 17, 2013