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Dee Why Beach stretches all the way to Long Reef Beach in the North
Photo: Dee Why Beach stretches all the way to Long Reef Beach in the North
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Dee Why Beach, Sydney Australia

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Dee Why Beach

This long stretch of beach of golden sands has long been an attraction for locals and visitors. Running along all the way to Long Reef Beach, there is a Lagoon with an entrance to the ocean and a Wildlife Reserve. Depending on conditions, the entrance to the ocean may block a beach walk, otherwise not.

You can enjoy walks along the beach or in the wildlife reserve. There are numerous marked paths in the reserve for easy walks.

At the southern end of the beach you can find some excellent restaurants and eateries, including Aubergine, Mozzarella, Wockbar and the Wildwater Grill. There are also the usual collection of burger joints, Asian takeaway and fish and chips for more casual eating.

Just south of the beach there is a rock pool, for swimming and younger families, particularly on bigger surf days.

Pay parking is available all along the back of the beach, from the rock pool area to the surf club at the other end and near the wildlife reserve. Other facilities include showers, public and disabled toilets, picnic area and tables, enclosed playgrounds and bbqs.

Restaurants, Cafés and Bars

Dee Why Restaurants

Dee Why Buses

There is also a regular bus service that runs from Manly to Dee Why Beach (159) and from the City Centre at Wynyard (176).

Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC)

The Surf Life Saving Club performs regular life saving at the beach for much of the year. Please follow their instructions, they are there for you and your families safety. Swim Between the Flags!

Dee Why SLSC


There is usually at least some surf, with sand breaks all along this long beach including adjoining Long Reef.


There is pay parking available at the beach, and more if your prepared to walk.

Sun Light and Protection

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.

City Bus Service

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.

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Main Photo: Dee Why Beach stretches all the way to Long Reef Beach in the North

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