Curl Curl Beach, Sydney, Australia
, or ' Curly
', on Sydney's Northern Beaches
, is located two beaches north of Manly, between Freshwater
and Dee Why
. It is well known in the surfing community as the surf is usually bigger here than at its neighboring beaches.
The beach has saltwater pools at both its North and South end which are popular with swimmers wishing to escape currents and rips.
How to Get There
Take the 139 bus from East Esplanade Stand A (in front of Manly Wharf
) and ask for a ticket to Curl Curl Beach
. The trip takes about 25 minutes.
What to See and Do
is a well known and consistent surfing beach. If there is any swell around Sydney
, chances are Curl Curl
will be picking it up.
A nice walk, especially in the evening, is around the headland at the northern end of the beach. On a big swell, waves come crashing over the rocks into the saltwater pool. It's a spectacular sight, but watch out for freak waves!
The walk around the southern headland, a popular spot for fishing, offers good views south into Manly and up the coastline. Following the path for 15 minutes will take you to Freshwater Beach
, a popular little beach that's great for a swim.
The Lagoon at Curl Curl