It’s the combo of family-friendliness that makes it special; the winning trifecta of beach, rockpool and good playground.
And lets not forget the kid-friendly cafes close by.
Pittwater Road Collaroy 2097
Collaroy Beach and Narrabeen Beach are one long stretch of lovely honey-coloured sand which often has a big surf. Collaroy Beach is the southern end.
The beach near the carpark and playground has a nice wide expanse of sand to play on. However, the surf is often big and the flags tend to be further down the beach so it is not necessarily a good swimming spot in itself.
At the southern headland, along the promenade, is a large adult ocean pool and beside it a shallower toddler pool.
Just south of them is a sheltered patch of beach ideal for young children.
It is easy to push a pram along to these pools and little beach and there is plenty of space for changing and sitting.
Cafes: Some nearby on Pittwater Road
Toilets: There are public toilets, showers and change rooms at the surf-lifesaving club just north of the carpark, entrance on the Pittwater Road side of the building.
Shade: None at the pools or on the beach, but plenty in the playground and park area
Ocean pool: Adult and children’s pools
Shark net: No
Nanny’s report: A fabulous spot which is well worth making an expedition to visit. The southern end is a little wonderland for children and the playground is large and good.
Parking: A free carpark off Birdwood Avenue, between the playground and the beach
Bus stop nearby: Yes