Freshwater Beach, Sydney – Sydney’s Best Beaches For Kids (Updated)

Freshwater beach sydney kids families

G’day and welcome to one of my family’s very favourite local beaches here in Sydney.

We have twin friends who live near to Freshie and there’s nothing better than a multi twin trip down here to swim and play.

Freshwater is a very beautiful and fairly big beach, with a terrific rock pool and nice little playground.

Will we see you there in the shallows?

Freshwater beach sydney kids families

Freshwater Beach

Kooloora Avenue
Freshwater is a popular beach for young families and a favourite spot for preschoolers during the week.

It’s a surf beach which usually has a safe shallow area for splashing and sometimes there are sandbars that protect parts of the beach.
Nonetheless, as ever, it’s vital to swim only between the flags.

Set between two rocky headlands, Freshwater Beach feels compact and enclosed.

Behind the scrub-covered dunes is a nice reserve with shaded picnic tables and electric barbecues.

Cafes: Kiosk at surf life saving club, also very close by is the lovely Kiosk at Pilu, on Moore Road, lovely spot!

Toilets: Toilet block at the surf-lifesaving club and toilets at the swimming club building by the rockpool

Shade:  None on the beach

Playground: Freshwater has a small playground with BBQs and shaded tables on the reserve.

Ocean pool:Yes, at the northern end of the beach. See a video of the pool here.  

There is a smooth cement path through the rocky area to the pool but one needs to cross the beach to get to the start of it which is hard going with a stroller.  Otherwise you can get down to the pool from the carpark above it on Lumsdaine Drive. There are quite a few steps as you go down.

Shark net: No

Mum’s report: We love to come here early, set up camp under shade in the reserve and then trek down to the beach for a splash and swim. When the sun hots up we return to the shade to eat and play.

Map reference: Gregory’s 288 J2, Sydway 239 G18, UBD 198 D2  See map below.

Parking: Large council carpark at end of Kooloora Ave, it gets terribly busy in summer though especially on Sunday mornings when Nippers is on.

Freshwater beach sydney kids families

Path to the ocean pool

Freshwater beach sydney kids families

Playing in the rock pools by the ocean pool

Freshwater beach sydney kids families

Freshwater beach sydney kids families

Little playground on the reserve

Freshwater beach sydney kids families

Playground on the reserve


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See more photos of Freshwater Beach here.

Check out a video of the rock pool here – only 30 seconds.

What’s your family favourite beach?

In Sydney, Australia… the world!??

Take it easy.

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Posted on: October 27, 2013

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