South Curl Curl Beach, adjoining North Curl Curl Beach is a beautiful beach and backed by sand dunes most of the way. North of that is Dee Why Beach, while to the south is Freshwater Beach, formerly named Harbord Beach.
The beach itself is usually not wide and has been subject to storm conditions, which at times have threatened the Surf Life Saving Club building, located adjacent to the sand.
However the club has prevailed over the years, and is fully functioning since its inception in 1918. The club can lay claim to the fact no-one has drowned when the beach was patrolled by them all that time.
Facilities here include a kiosk, showers and a rock pool. Parking is available amongst the dunes, the main street, Carrington Parade, can get quite busy on weekends.
There is also a regular bus service that runs from Manly to Curl Curl Beach and back (136). There is also the (139) bus from Manly Wharf which will get you to South Curl Curl.
The Surf Life Saving Club performs regular life saving duties at the beach for much of the year (currently October to April). Please follow their instructions, they are there for you and your families safety. Remember, when swimming, Stay Between the Flags!
There is usually at least some surf, with sand breaks all along this long beach including adjoining Long Reef. When it is larger, there can be rips and riptides. There is a good break near the rocks by the rock pool.
Covering Up - Sydney has bright sunny days so wear sun-protective clothing, especially between 10am to 3pm. Find a good SPF30+ sunscreen that is water resistant. Use shade and wear a hat, it all helps to stay looking young, healthy and beautiful as you do.
There is a regular bus service from the city as well as Manly Wharf, located on the north side of Sydney Harbour. You can catch a regular bus service from Manly (151). Catch the ferry from Circular Quay at the foot of the city, enjoy a ride on the ferry or jetcat over the stunning harbour and take the bus past more beaches and scenery. The bus stop is at the Manly Wharf where the Sydney ferries and jetcats travel to.
From the city, catch 155 or 156 to the North Shore. Bus services start at Wynyard Train Station in the Sydney CBD (centre). The Map shows Wynyard, bus stops are around the green park next to the station.
Main Photo: South Curl Curl Beach with the SLSC on the extreme right
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Photo: Curl Curl Beach, backed by dunes and views all the way to North Head (Manly)