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Published February 16th 2015
A quiet beach showcasing the beauty of Pittwater
Located on the waters of Pittwater in the Northern Beaches, Clareville Beach is a secluded, beautiful spot with calm water and lots of shade. The view from the sand is full of boats, but between their masts you can see as far as Lion Island in the distance.
The beach can be found within the small suburb of Clareville, and is not hugely accessible for visitors. There are lots of steep, windy roads around this area, but if you want to check it out, approaching via Avalon Parade will give you the easiest route. Arriving by boat is another option (for some) and Taylors Point Wharf isn't far away.
A small area at the back of the beach, near the car park, has been nicely done up and offers seating and an electric barbecue. The rest of the beach backs onto a narrow, grassy strip which lies in front of the residential homes of Delecta Avenue. It's great for a lazy day spent reading a book, when you don't want to get covered in sand. There are seats along here as well.
This main area of the beach is bordered on both ends by boat ramps. At the south end there is also Clareville Beach Reserve, which offers more facilities, including an enclosed swimming area (it's found on the other side, closer to Taylors Point Wharf than the beach, and right next to the naval base). Access to the baths is via Hudson Parade.
There are dinghy storage areas everywhere in this area, including at the beach and further up at the wharf. Nearby is also Clareville Kiosk, which pretty much mirrors the atmosphere of Clareville Beach with its intimate, relaxed setting but quality meals. It's open Wednesday to Saturday for dinner, and Friday to Sunday for lunch.