Freshwater Beach, Sydney – Sydney’s Best Beaches For Kids (Updated)

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G’day and welcome to one of my family’s very favourite local beaches here in Sydney.

We have twin friends who live near to Freshie and there’s nothing better than a multi twin trip down here to swim and play.

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Redleaf Pool, Now Known As Murray Rose Pool, Double Bay

Redleaf Pool, you are so gorgeous.

If we lived within walking distance of Murray Rose Pool (as Redleaf Pool has been renamed), we’d come here ALL the time.

But since we have to drive over, it’s a bit of a hassle to get to this lovely and family-friendly harbour pool. The parking is very tricky.

if we ever have a boat, we’ll sail over there tho’ as it’s such a lovely spot.

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Sydney Photo Friday – Dee Why Beach Rock Pools

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Clifton Gardens Beach and Baths, Mosman – Sydney’s Best Beaches for Kids

Well, it’s not great weather for a beach post this week but here’s one anyway.

Because of course, Clifton Gardens has the lovely playground,plus a kiosk, so it’s a terrific destination at any time of the year.

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Avalon Beach – Sydney’s Best Beaches for Kids

Ah, another lovely day on Sydney’s Northern Beaches!

Avalon is always a bit of an escapist fantasty for me. It has such a lovely little shopping village, full of cute shops and groovy cafes. There’s a bit of Byron Bay about it, must be a splendiferous place to live.

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Collaroy Beach – For Kids and Their Families


Collaroy is a splendid spot for families, one of the really great places on the Northern Beaches.

It’s the combo of family-friendliness that makes it special; the winning trifecta of beach, rockpool and good playground.

And lets not forget the kid-friendly cafes close by.

There are heaps more lovely photos of the beach here.  All these photos were taken on an early autumn morning when very few families were around. Never mind!

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Hidden Gems- My Top Five Secret Beaches of Sydney

When I was a wee girl growing up in Bonnie Scotland, beaches were all about seaweed and stones.

There are sandy beaches in Scotland, but we spent most of our time at the more typically Scottish sort. And we four kids loved them!

We went to many, many beaches. Dad loved his boat and we spent our summer holidays sailing around the Hebridean islands. We scrambled over boulders, climbed cliffs, and loved to turn over rocks to chase the wee beasties that leapt about like fleas.

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Sydney’s Best Beaches for Kids – Whale Beach

Just south of the millionaires’ playground of Palm Beach, around the lofty cliffs is Whale Beach.

It’s a much smaller beach, nestled between two striking cliff faces and it has the most spectacular rose gold sand.

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Sydney’s Best Beaches for Kids- Shelly Beach, Cronulla

Just around the corner and along the walking track from the main beach at Cronulla, this is a sweet little sandy beach with an ocean pool. It is much quieter and more intimate that its huge surf beach brother.

There’s a very beautiful art deco pavilion which has showers and toilets, including, on the top floor some toilets with the best ocean views in the city!

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Sydney School Holidays Day 28/47- Long Reef Beach

This is such a cool idea, a weatherproof book showing lots of sea creatures.

It’s at Long Reef beach, see map below.  Long Reef Aquatic Reserve is here, one of only 12 aquatic reserves around NSW.

You can read all about Long Reef Aquatic Reserve here.  The rules and regulations for reserves are clearly stated here.

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Our Family’s First Trip To Jervis Bay – Family Holiday Nostalgia!

I’ve come over all nostalgic and it’s not like me.

These photos from eight  years ago and have made me all warm and gooey.

2003 was a huge year for us. EldestBoy had done his first year at school, there was lots to celebrate there.

The biggest gift had been that he made friend – a FRIEND!! 

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Family Fun at Jervis Bay – Moona Moona Creek, Huskisson

Families with young children listen up!

Quick, grab your buckets and spades and dash to the car.

Drive immediately to Moona Moona Creek.  You won’t regret it!

For at Moona Moona Creek, you will find safe, shallow waters, usually crystal clear, and soft, soft sand.

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