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Dee Why, NSW

Nestled on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Dee Why is a coastal gem and a delightful blend of natural beauty, urban charm, and cultural allure. This picturesque seaside town with Collaroy to the north and Curl Curl to the south, steeped in rich indigenous history, offers an idyllic escape for beach lovers, foodies, and outdoor enthusiasts.

Known For:

  • Relaxed family friendly beach

Dee Why NSW

Dee Why’s crown jewel is the Coastal Walk, a picturesque trail stretching to the neighboring suburb of Curl Curl. This walk whispers the narrative of a primal, untamed Australia – verdant cliffs and rocky knolls mark the coastal path, allowing for a raw, panoramic view of the ocean that rolls out like a mesmerizing bolt of blue silk.

Though Dee Why commands attention, its location also allows for easy exploration of the wider Northern Beaches. Be it the charismatic suburb of Manly, the tranquil oasis of Narrabeen Lakes, or the star-studded Palm Beach, each presents a unique tableau in this kaleidoscope of experiences.

Things To Do

At the heart of the suburb is Dee Why Beach, a spectacular stretch of golden sand ideal for swimming, surfing, and sunbathing. The southern end is home to a 50-metre rock pool and toddler pool, great for a refreshing swim while enjoying magnificent ocean views.

Dee Why Rock Pool

Hikers and nature lovers will enjoy the stunning Dee Why to Curl Curl Coastal Walk, offering panoramic views of the Northern Beaches and the Pacific Ocean. The path takes you across clifftops, beaches, and grassy knolls, rich in local flora and fauna.

Hidden away in the heart of Dee Why, this is a miniature oasis of native plants. The garden is dedicated to the cultivation and conservation of native plants of the Sydney region.

A wide selection of trendy cafés, restaurants, and bars make Dee Why a culinary hotspot. The Strand, along the beachfront, hosts a number of eateries with cuisines from around the world. Be sure to visit Stella Blu for its Italian fare, Girdlers for organic food options, or SeaChange Café for its stunning beach views.

The Dee Why Hotel, affectionately referred to as ‘the pub’, is a popular spot among locals and visitors for its craft beers and bustling atmosphere.

Dee Why is a retail hub of the Northern Beaches with several shopping centres, the biggest being Dee Why Grand Shopping Centre. Here, you’ll find a range of stores from major chains to small boutiques.

Dee Why hosts the annual Australia Day celebrations with a spectacular fireworks display over the beach. Other notable events include the Beachside Dash, a popular fun run along the beach, and the Dee Why Market, offering fresh produce and handmade crafts.

Dee Why’s location makes it a great starting point to explore the rest of the Northern Beaches. Nearby, you’ll find the bustling suburb of Manly, the tranquil Narrabeen Lakes, and the iconic Palm Beach, famous as the filming location for the TV show ‘Home and Away’.

While Dee Why itself doesn’t have many hotels, there are numerous vacation rentals available, many with stunning sea views. Nearby suburbs such as Manly offer a wider selection of hotels and bed-and-breakfasts.

Getting There

Just a 40-minute drive from downtown Sydney or a picturesque ferry ride from Circular Quay to Manly followed by a short bus ride, Dee Why is an easily accessible beachfront haven.

Where to stay?


  • Active
  • Nature based
  • Relaxation

Popular Activities

  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Surfing

About Dee Why

  • Locality: Suburb
  • Dee Why Postcode: 2099
  • State: New South Wales
  • Region: Sydney
  • Latitude: -33.75345
  • Longitude: 151.28554
  • Elevation: 25m
  • Population: 21518
  • Median Income: $44980
  • Area (Sq/km): 3.049
  • Timezone: Australia/Sydney

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