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Collins Flat Beach

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Alerts for Sydney Harbour National Park: closed areas

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Updated: 19/11/2014 02:53 PM

“We had such a romantic day here. We rolled out the picnic blanket, popped open a bottle of wine and enjoyed the peaceful surroundings, before dipping in for an afternoon swim.”

With its scenic harbour views, Collins Flat Beach, just north of Sydney city and nestled between North Head and Little Manly Cove, is an idyllic spot for a romantic picnic.

Whether you’re swimming in the calm waters or nibbling on gourmet snacks from a hamper for two, this hidden beach, with a breathtaking view across The Heads, feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

With Q Station just a short drive away, you could even end off your romantic day out with an overnight stay at this beautifully restored heritage accommodation.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Collins Flat Beach is in the North Head precinct of Sydney Harbour National Park. To get there:

  • Follow Darley Road through Manly past the hospital
  • Veer right through the stone arch and turn right onto Collins Beach Road
  • A free Hop Skip & Jump Bus to Little Manly is available from outside Manly Council Chambers
  • Bus services stop nearby; contact 131500 for more information.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available for three vehicles near Collins Flat Beach. Additional parking is available at Little Manly Point at the end of Stuart Street, a short 200m walk from Collins Flat Beach.

Important info

Facilities:

  • Carpark
  • Carpark
  • Venue

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of water if you’re planning a picnic
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch or whale watch
  • It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
  • If hiring Collins Flat Beach for a function, please be aware you can’t book it for exclusive use. Please visit the OEH venues for hire page for more information.

Wheelchair access:

Medium

Disabled parking is available (one space only).

Contacts:

National Parks Contact Centre, Phone: (02) 9253 0880 within Sydney, or 13000 Parks for the cost of a local call within Australia (mobiles excluded)
Mosman, Phone: 02 9960 6266

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- Alerts

Sydney Harbour National Park

closed areas

Collins Flat Beach unavailable for venue hire
Collins Flat Beach is currently unavailable for venue hire due to the impact of high visitation on the critical habitat found at this location.Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Mosman office on (02) 9960 6266 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.
Locations affected: North Head, Collins Flat Beach
Constables, Green Point and Steele Point Cottages currently unavailable for booking. (Ends Tuesday 30 December)

New options are being considered for the conservation, management and use of these buildings. It’s expected that an announcement about this process will be made later in 2014.
Locations affected: Constables Cottage, Green Point Cottage, Steele Point Cottage
Gap Bluff Headland walking track closure
Some areas of Sydney Harbour National Park are closed due to upgrade of viewing platforms and walking tracks. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas include Gap Bluff walking track, Gap Bluff, South Head, Sydney Harbour National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact Harbour Area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.
The Nielsen Park shark net has been re-installed - Nielsen Park
The Nielsen Park shark net has been re-installed following annual winter maintenance.

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Collins Flat Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek/NSW Government