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 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.
What’s your family favourite beach?
In Sydney, Australia… the world!??
Take it easy.