Curl Curl Beach is a gorgeous beach situated between Freshwater and Dee Why. It is split up into the North and the South, with Surf Life Saving Clubs at each end. “North Curly” is usually a hot spot for keen surfers, particularly those who are more experienced as the swell can be quite big out the back. The north end where the flags are situated is great for swimming, especially for children as the water is shallow for a long time.
Alternatively, South Curl Curl is where the rock pool is situated and marks the start of a beautiful boardwalk around the headland to Freshwater beach. Just be careful if you’re swimming in the ocean at the south end – there are plenty of dangerous rips, so stay between the flags!
PARKING: Paid council parking or free street parking along any nearby street
- Great area on the north end for swimming – smaller waves, shallow for a good distance
- A hot spot for surfers
- Lagoon (often dogs will swim in here)
- Cafes nearby include Split Coffee (north end) and Gusto on the Beach (south end)