Manly Australia
Manly & Northern Beaches, Sydney Australia - Monday, 5 December - 3:23pm
Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Circle us on Google+

Freshwater Beach

Swimming at Freshwater Beach started back in the early 1900s when campers would holiday close to the beach.  A small creek running out the north end of the beach provided fresh water for the campers and gave the beach its name.

Freshwater is part of the Manly-Freshwater National and World Surfing Reserve that recognises the historical, cultural and environmental values of famous surfing beaches. A beautiful beach wedged between two headlands. This is a great beach for families and only a short walk North from Manly.

Freshwater's unique claim to fame is that this is where surfboard riding was popularised in Australia by Hawaiian "Duke" Kahanamoku. Duke famously carved a board from a piece of local timber and demonstrated surfing for an enthralled crowd on 10 January 1915.

A life-size statue of Duke Kahanamoku on the northern headland commemorates the historic day.

Freshwater Beach Facilities: 

  • Public toilets
  • Shower
  • Beach
  • Playground
  • Viewing Platform
  • Picnic Area
  • Parking
  • Kiosk
  • Garbage Bin
  • BBQs

Content Suggestion? [Email Us]
Manly Guest House Manly Guest House Manly Guest House Manly Guest House

Have You Visited

Announcement
Waterfront Venue Hire! Manly Yacht Club is the perfect waterfront venue for your party, wedding or conference. 85 guests, or 60 on balcony! View Manly Yacht Club »
+ Contact · Add Your Event · Add Media Release · Add Your Business · Site Map · Website © 2001-2016 Stralia Web