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Published March 16th 2013
Secluded Beach With Incredible Views
Fishermans Beach runs off the Long Reef headland and is situated between Dee Why Beach to the south and Collaroy Beach to the north. It is the only sheltered beach for miles, making it ideal for a calm swim. It is also part of an aquatic reserve, so is a great place to go snorkelling and fishing.

The beach has a secluded feel as it is surrounded by two headlands. Venture up to the top of Long Reef headland for spectacular ocean views or walk around the bottom on the rock platform and explore the sea life. If you break off pieces of the rock, you have a chance of finding fossils nestled inside.

Cross the road and you are at Long Reef Golf Club , a beautiful waterfront course with views all the way to the Central Coast in the north and Manly in the south. Long Reef Golf Club café is open for lunch every day and on the weekends also for breakfast.

At the far end of the beach, you will find great sand dunes, where children can slide or roll down the hill, so bring some cardboard or boogie boards and keep them amused for hours.

If you have young kids, walk 5 minutes towards Pittwater Road and you come across Griffiths Park, which has an enclosed playground and some tables and benches. Children can also ride their scooters along the footpath. Grab a coffee or ice cream at the corner store and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at this lovely spot.

Parking is available at some of the side streets and also at a small car park next to the beach. The beach has a toilet block, although there are no showers.

Those who enjoy fishing will find this a great beach to cast a line and catch snappers, kingfish, bream and tailors. If you plan to go fishing on a boat, the beach has a boat ramp.

Although Fishermans Beach is not a very large beach, it is usually quiet and a great spot for catching up with family and friends.

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When: All year round
Where: Beach Road, Collaroy
Cost: Free
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My son and daughter-in-law chose Long Reef Headland for their outdoor nuptials in 1999. Son's High school Librarian ( then Celebrant) officiated with families, friends and local walkers observing. Their photographs were taken on Fisherman's Beach.
I recently did a coastal walk from the car park to Long Reef Point overlooking the Golf Course.
Lunch at the Golf Club to end a perfect morning stroll.
by Gloria (score: 2|456) 762 days ago
Spent an hour snorkelling at Fishermans beach yesterday. Incredible array of fish, we spotted multiple rays, a wobbegong shark, a large groper type fish, and 100s of little tiddlers , recommended 100% ( snorkelling around the flag)
by Peter (score: 0|2) 460 days ago
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