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North Curl Curl Beach

Curl Curl Beach is located between Dee Why Beach and Freshwater Beach on the Northern Beaches.

Curl Curl is one of Sydney’s best surfing beaches. It faces the east-southeast and averages 1.6 metre waves. The beach is approximately 1.2 kilometres long and is divided into North Curl Curl and South Curl Curl.

The northern part of the beach has a lagoon, which flows to the sea. North Curl Curl has good swimming and body boarding conditions, particularly in front of and south of the lagoon. Best in north easterly winds. This area is great for kids, as they can walk through shallow water, build sandcastles or search for sea creatures. Hidden around the end of the headland is one of the most beautiful rock pools in Sydney. During high tide it can only be accessed via the coastal walk across the headland.

An off-leash dog exercise area is behind the dunes at Adam Street Reserve and no dogs are allowed on the beach. Swimming in Curl Curl Lagoon is not recommended.


Good swimming and body boarding conditions in north end. Good surfing in front of and south of the lagoon. Best in north easterly winds.


North Curl Curl has parking available that is free for vehicles displaying a Council parking permit and pay and display is available for those without. Designated disabled car spaces.


North Curl Curl Beach, New South Wales, Australia
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