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McCarrs Creek Reserve

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Published May 22nd 2013
Perfect Spot For a Lazy Sunday
McCarrs Creek Reserve is a spacious reserve located on Sydney's northern beaches, with Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park on the opposite side. A drive to McCarrs Creek is along the picturesque Pittwater, with stunning views of the water, cafes and marinas.

The reserve is a quiet place and offers an ideal location to relax on a lazy Sunday. There are no cafes, so bring food, and drinks and for those wishing to cook lunch wood BBQs are available. Some wood is provided, however if you are planning to use the BBQs, it's a good idea to bring your own BBQ heat beads, newspapers and matches/lighters.

Shade is provided by fig and gum trees throughout the reserve. It is a great place for swimming with still shallow water, making it ideal for kids who are not strong swimmers.

Although there are no playgrounds at the reserve, you will find plenty of open grassy areas, where children can play ball games, throw a frisbee or play hide and seek.

McCarrs Creek is an ideal fishing spot, and is often overlooked by fishermen. There are many types of fish in Pittwater including Bream, Flathead, Whiting, Tailor, Salmon and Kingfish and you can always catch something no matter what time of year.

Metered parking is available from 6am to 9pm or if travelling by public transport catch the E86, 155 or 156.

Other places to explore in the area include Clareville Beach & Picnic Area (Delecta Avenue, Clareville), Florence Park (Prince Alfred Parade, Bilgola Plateau) Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve (Mona Street, Mona Vale) and Scotland Island.

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Why? Great place to relax
When: All year round
Where: McCarrs Creek Road, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NSW 2083
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Are dogs allowed
by PSmiddy (score: 1|10) 1903 days ago
We were there today (30th December 2015) and it's still a lovely serene spot and they still have the wood-fire BBQs (the reason we go there! So many councils have replaced them with electric ones and it doesn't taste the same, plus you can't cook your potatoes in the coals!)
Re dogs, yes, there are some off leash areas.
by Ladel (score: 0|2) 1482 days ago
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