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Collins Flat Beach

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Alerts for Sydney Harbour National Park: closed areas, upcoming closed areas

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Updated: 12/12/2014 04:06 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 (venue information and bookings), Phone: (02) 8968 6300

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- Alerts

Sydney Harbour National Park

closed areas

Alcohol free zones - Hermitage Foreshore track (Ends Saturday 28 February 2015)

Milk Beach, Queens Beach and Hermit Point (part of the Hermitage Foreshore) are all alcohol free zones from 1 December 2014 to 28 February 2015.These areas are closed to all groups (20 people or over). Penalties apply.
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
Nielsen Park safety alert - Nielsen Park
The beach at Nielsen Park has been closed until further notice due to the damaged shark net caused by the rough water conditions.
Sydney Harbour National Park accommodation
Constables Cottage, Green Point Cottage and Steele Point Cottage are currently unavailable for booking until further notice. New options are being considered for the conservation, management and use of these buildings. For more information please contact the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (1300 072 757) or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.
Locations affected: Constables Cottage, Green Point Cottage, Steele Point Cottage

upcoming closed areas

Closed areas: New Years Eve 2014 closures (Wednesday 31 December)These areas in Sydney Harbour National Park are closed for safety reasons during New Years Eve 2014. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the area office on (02) 9337 5511.
Locations affected: South Head, South Head Heritage trail, Hermitage Foreshore track, Bottle and Glass Point, Shakespeares Point
Closed areas: Nielsen Park fireworks (Wednesday 31 December to Friday 2 January 2015)Nielsen Park
Nielsen Park is a ticketed venue on 31 December 2014, therefore it is only accessible for people who have purchased tickets for the viewing of New Years Eve 2014 fireworks.

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