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Collins Flat Beach

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Alerts for Sydney Harbour National Park: closed areas

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Updated: 09/03/2015 03:10 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.

Take a virtual tour of Collins Flat Beach on Google Street View.

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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 (1300 072 757) for the cost of a local call within Australia (mobiles excluded)
Mosman (venue information and bookings), Phone: (02) 9960 6266

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Sydney Harbour National Park

closed areas

Alcohol Free zone until 28 February 2015 applies to all the park
Sydney Harbour National Park is an alcohol free zone until the 28th Feb 2015. Milk Beach and the Hermitage Foreshore are part of Sydney Harbour National Park and are therefore included in this alcohol free area. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Locations affected: Clark Island, Middle Head, South Head, Hermitage Foreshore track, North Head, Bradleys Head Amphitheatre, Greycliffe Gardens, Bottle and Glass Point, Nielsen Park Cafe and Halbert Pavilion
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 for park safety guidelines.
Locations affected: North Head, Collins Flat Beach
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 for park safety guidelines.
Locations affected: Constables Cottage, Green Point Cottage, Steele Point Cottage

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