Outdoor activities


North Curl Curl Beach is located 300 metres away, surrounded by cliffs and dunes. Clean waves make it a popular surfing spot. Even at the height of summer its long stretch of golden sand remain relatively uncrowded. During summer it has lifeguard patrolled swimming areas and an enclosed ocean pool.

South Curl Curl Beach has a casual cafe, swimming pool and flagged swimming area in summer.

Dee Why Beach, one kilometre away is another popular surfing spot. It extends up to Long Reef point where the wind flow is ideal for Para-surfing. There is also a family orientated park and picnic area.

Queenscliff or Freshwater Beach is close by and ideal for small children with its more sheltered water.

Manly Beach, is a well known tourist beach with plenty of activities and sheltered inlets.


Curl Curl to Dee Why headland offers a not too strenuous half hour coastal walk boasting fabulous cliff and ocean views.

Around Manly there are a number of beautiful walks from the famous Scenic Walkway, to informal strolls along the ocean front promenade to Shelley Beach.

Longer walks can be found around Sydney Harbour National Park all the way to the Spit Bridge. For more walks you can check out the Manly Tourism website.


Directly across the road from the Beach House is a grassy reserve, ideal for a family game of cricket, ball throwing, or kite flying. It also has a children's playground with swings, seesaw and slippery dip.

Stoney Range Nature Reserve in Dee Why is a great picnic destination with BBQ facilities provided,

Netball and football fields are just down the road.

Ku-ring-gai National Park is close by on the Northern beaches peninsular.

Indoor activities


Curl Curl There are many choices of restaurants, cafes and take-away, including local vegetarian.

Dee Why promenade is within walking distance and offers Italian, Modern Australian, Thai, Fish & Chips, and Japanese establishments all overlooking the beach.

Manly is 10 minutes away by bus or car and boasts many excellent cosmopolitan restaurants.


Manly Corso - An open-air mall with numerous variety shops including clothing, home wares, food, banks, pubs and souvenirs. It also hosts a weekend arts and craft market.

Warringah Mall - A huge indoor shopping complex, with big department stores, fashion chains, specialty shops, food courts, movie theatres, banks and library.

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