Collaroy Beach is a popular beach that makes up part of the Northern Beaches, and is located around half an hour’s drive from the Sydney CBD. This picturesque beach adjoins the equally beautiful Narrabeen Beach, making up a long stretch of nothing but pristine sands.
The beach’s history dates back to the late 19th century when the region was entirely a part of Narrabeen.
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Following the arrival of S. S. Collaroy in 1881, the beach changed its name to Collaroy in his memory. Today, the beach is surf paradise for water lovers looking forward to Sydney’s sun, sand and sea.
Collaroy Beach is protected in part from the wind and swell that comes from the southern side, making it a perfectly suitable spot for those who are just learning how to surf. Beginner surfers will enjoy the experience here, but more advanced surfers may need to look beyond Collaroy Beach for nearby beaches where surf conditions are typically more fulfilling. This beach also has excellent swimming conditions for those who are not too keen with jumping on a surfboard.
One of the best things about Collaroy Beach is that it forms part of an accessible precinct that is inclusive of a beach reserve, a playground and accessible picnic sites. Here, the kids can play and run around, as the parents unwind in the serene setting. The rockpool and the paths that lead to it are a great way to explore the beach.
Other amenities available at Collaroy Beach include accessible washroom facilities, Wi-Fi access points, showers, electric BBQs perfect for outdoor picnics, as well as shaded areas. There is also a liberty swing, and visitors with limited mobility may make use of the FreeWheeler, which provides wheelchair access to the sand and surf regions.
Take some time to explore the surf shops, cafes and restaurants that line the beach. Do not pass up the opportunity to enjoy a quiet stroll down the beach, as you soak in the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets that Collaroy is known for.