There are some Great beaches along Sydney’s northern suburbs; however Dee Why beach ticks all the boxes for me. It has everything. Two great Rockpools, a fully fenced playground for the kids, large grassy areas, and a huge long arching beach, perfect for surfing or swimming. All in all a great family day out.
Compared to other northern beaches, Dee Why has a great range of dining establishments along the beachfront including coffee shops, a sushi restaurant, a great Italian restaurant, and many more places to eat, relax, and enjoy the view.
Dee Why is very popular especially in summer and it does get crowded. However it’s such a long beach you are sure to find space to sit and relax.
Parking can be a challenge, but if you keep trying at some of the side streets you can get free parking and usually with no time limit. There is also a large council operated car park behind the surf club on Oaks Road just off Pittwater Road. Rates are $5 per hour or $8 for all day during the week and $25 for all day parking on the weekends (unless you have a Warringah Council parking sticker). It can get busy during public holidays so it’s advisable to set out early.
Whilst we were at the beach my kids discovered black sand. I had never witnessed black sand before so I was curious to find out why it was there. Apparently it’s caused by lava from volcanoes or it could also be due to storms and high energy surf. I’m not too sure but if anyone knows please leave a comment below. Also tell us which is your favourite Northern Beach and why?
Things to see near Dee Why Beach
On our return back we stopped by Garigal National Park. One word to describe this park would be sensational. This is for sure a hidden treasure and a place where you want to come just to explore the scenery. Read the article here.
You can find out more about Sydney’s great northern beaches here.