Sydney is such an amazing place to live or visit. Even though Australia itself is a large Country we are surrounded by beautiful beaches, bush land and waterways. I am a lover of the outdoors and my favourtie pastime is to take my dogs for a long walk along the coastline.
Curl Curl Beach to Freshwater is a lovely scenic coastal walk that is easy for anyone to do. The benefit for me is that it is a dog friendly walk and part of it is leash free so I can take my two lovable pooches along with me.
I enter Curl Curl Beach from the south end and park my car at Flora and Richie Roberts Reserve. As soon as the car stops and I open the doors, the dogs take off across the large grass area where all the dogs meet up and play.
My dogs would stay there all day if I let them. Sometimes I have taken a beach umbrella and picnic lunch; staying for a few hours so the Dogs can enjoy the beach as much as I do. It is a lovely spot any time of day from early morning right through to evening in Summer or Winter. As you will see in my photographs throughout this article I have been many times of day and in all seasons.
After a good half hour of water play we head off to do the coastal walk to Freshwater Beach. I love this walk as it runs along the top of the beach with stunning beach views. It is a great way to start or end the day. The fresh sea air really lifts your spirits and you realise how lucky you are to be able to enjoy such a beautiful place. Click here for a map view of the walk.
The best place to grab a coffee or even sit down and have breakfast or lunch is the Beach Kiosk, South Curl Curl. Though keep in mind if you take your dogs the new management won't let your dogs sit under your outside table. All dogs must be tied to the railing post at the beach-side.
I really love the rock area towards Freshwater point. If you followed the walk up to Lumsdaine Drive there is a ramp that takes you down to the rock pool area. Lots of rock pools to explore if you have kids with you or just if you enjoy taking photographs and gazing at the view. You can then continue around the rocks to Freshwater Beach ocean pool or go back up to Lumsdaine Drive and follow the path. There are around 20 stairs down to Freshwater Beach.
Freshwater Headland below the Harbord Diggers Club
This walk can be continued all the way to Manly if you are feeling energetic but as I have the dogs with me I tend to head back the same way along the boardwalk and of course take more photos. There are many great photo opportunities no matter what time of day or year. This walk is well worth it if you enjoy views of the ocean and fresh sea air and a great way to ease into your fitness program and perhaps progress further to Manly depending on your fitness level.
The Northern Beaches is truly a stunning area to enjoy the outdoors.
Hi! I would love to take my dog here. I was very interested in this post as I was looking for dog friendly beaches in the area and I couldn't find any. Actually the council website states: "Dogs are not permitted at beaches, rockpools, schools, preschools, children's playgrounds, shopping centres and on the playing surfaces of sportsfields, even if they are on a leash. Please note penalties do apply. Exercising dogs at all beaches and rockpools is illegal and can attract fines of up to $330." I can see from the pics your dogs are unleashed on the beach and you mentioned you've been there many times so I was wondering if the rules changed lately or if although it's not strictly legal maybe it is tolerated. Thanks in advance for all information you can give me.