Fog and mist is not something usually associated with a Sydney Summer, yet it's something Sydney-siders have continued to experience since early December 2018. NSW Bureau of Meteorology says there is a simple explanation as the mists roll across Sydney. To paraphrase, they say it's due to the low cloud as a result of a moist air mass and weak winds, following a period of rain.
The popular Freshwater Beach in Harbord is a favourite with swimmers and surfers, walkers and families. The community feel here attracts regulars from near and far. It's not unusual to see a cyclist with a surfboard strapped to the side, or a family SUV unloading kids and toys for a day at the beach. Many a campervan can be spotted with visitors from out of town.
The beach is tucked in between two headlands with Queenscliff at the South and Freshwater at the North. There is a large, natural rock swimming pool at the base of the northern headland which is perfect for swimming laps.
The Surf Life Saving Club sets up daily beach patrols and runs a nippers program during the Summer months on a Sunday morning. In the same building are change rooms with showers and toilets, function rooms, and a café. There's always something happening here as well as within the adjoining park which is equipped with BBQs and picnic tables.