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Long Reef

  • Long Reef - Image 2014
  • Long Reef - Image 2014
  • Long Reef - Image 2014
  • Long Reef - Image 2014
  • Long Reef - Image 2014
From Sydney:
21.5kms   ·  30 mins by car
From Manly:
10.5kms   ·  18 mins by car
* travel times are approximate and vary according to traffic conditions

Nearby Locations:

Dee WhyCollaroy

Long Reef is located on the Northern Beaches approx 21km from Sydney's CBD.

In the 19th Century, the Long Reef headland was used for light farming. It was owned by the Salvation Army until 1912 when it became Crown Land administered by Warringah Shire Council. For some years it was a popular camping ground.

There are many submerged shipwrecks off Long Reef Aquatic Reserve. The steamer Duckenfield sank in 1889, as did the steamer Myola off Dee Why Beach in 1919. In the 1970s and 80s, many vessels were purposely sunk off Long Reef Aquatic Reserve to create artificial reefs, including the Manly ferries Dee Why and Bellubera.

Long Reef Beach Facilities:

  • Public toilets
  • Showers
  • Viewing platform
  • Picnic area
  • Electric BBQs
  • Kiosk

See Beaches: Long Reef Beach >>

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