Collaroy Beach Playground –
The Best Beach Playground on the Northern Beaches?
Collaroy Beach Playground may just be the best beach playground on the Northern Beaches. I literally can’t think of one I prefer more than this one. This playground may even be the venue for our son’s next birthday party.
We live in Dee Why so we do have a beach playground right on our door step but I generally prefer getting in the car and driving to Collaroy.
Where is Collaroy Beach Playground
Collaroy is a Northern Beaches suburb between Dee Why and Narrabeen.
Collaroy Beach Playground is on the same side of Pittwater Road as the beach. You could essentially park in the parking lot behind the Life Saving Club and walk between the beach, the rock pools and the playground. It would make for a wonderful day out.
How to get to Collaroy Beach Playground
The official address for the Playground is Pittwater Road, Collaroy, 2097. This is ridiculous because Pittwater Road is probably the longest road on the Northern Beaches. You’d get so lost if you just put this into your GPS.
If you’re heading to Collaroy from the North
(Coming from the Narrabeen or Mona Vale side.)
Put Collaroy Surf Lifesaving into your GPS and drive into that parking lot. You will easily see the playground from there.
If you’re coming to Collaroy from the South
(Coming from Dee Why way.)
Rather use Birdwood Avenue, Collaroy 2097. Or you can use Corner of Birdwood and Pittwater Street, Collaroy 2097. Either drive into Birdwood or just after Birdwood into the Surf Life Saving Club Parking Lot.
Collaroy Beach Playground Features
The playground is fully enclosed and accessible for kids with disabilities. The playground is flat and easy to manoeuvre around. For kids with disabilities there is also a Liberty Swing and an all-inclusive accessible carousel that can fit a wheelchair.
This playground really does mimic a Livvi’s Place Playground. The whole vibe of the playground is just really lovely and inviting.
The playground is absolutely packed with different facilities for different age groups. A few of the features that I can remember include:
- A big spinner
- A large dome climbing net structure
- Inter-connected timber logs for climbing on.
- A play structure like a boat that has a fireman’s pole, slides, look out deck, small climbing wall and steering wheel.
- A water play display.
There are also picnic tables and seats set throughout the playground.
Collaroy Beach Playground Facilities
Portions of the playground are shaded but not all of the playground which means that some spots get very hot in the summer. A combination of the lack of shade and the type of flooring (a combination of turf and sprung floor) makes some spots of the ground very very hot and little ones will get their feet burnt if they’re not wearing shoes.
There are not toilets in the playground itself but there are bathrooms nearby according to the council website. I haven’t had use for these yet but I imagine that they are in the Surf Lifesaving block.
In the greater park there are BBQ facilities and a big open patch of grass to picnic on. If you are wanting to spend time outside of the playground on the grassy bit of park just be prepared to keep a close eye on the kids as this area is not enclosed and does lead up onto Pittwater Road.
Parking for the Playground
There is parking but the playground can get quite crowded on the weekends or during school holidays.
The parking is free if you have a Warringah Council parking permit. For those who don’t the parking is paid parking. The cost for pay ‘n’ display parking is: Monday to Friday $6 per hour or $10 all day. Weekends $26 all day.
You can literally stand in the playground and see the sea sand. It’s that close to the beach.