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More than 200,000 people visited Penrith Beach during the trial opening of this unique Western Sydney site.

Penrith Beach is now closed. Thank you to everyone who visited over the summer and made it a great place to enjoy fun in the sun.

The NSW Government recognises the community interest in Penrith Beach and is exploring options for its future. Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates.

Frequently asked questions

What is Penrith Beach?

Penrith Beach was a temporary swimming site in Western Sydney. Located within a former quarry site, Penrith Beach runs next to the Nepean River and is part of Western Sydney Lakes, which is owned by Penrith Lakes Development Corporation.

Penrith Beach provides people from Western Sydney and beyond equitable access to water recreation against a unique backdrop of stunning views of the Blue Mountains.

When was Penrith Beach opened?

Penrith Beach opened on Tuesday 19 December 2023 and closed on 25 April 2024.

Why was Penrith Beach created?

More than 7,000 people told us in the 2019 Greater Sydney Outdoor Survey that outdoor recreation, particularly on or near the water, plays an important role in their lives. Access to waterways for recreation varies significantly across Greater Sydney, with the biggest barriers including travel distance and cost.

Without their own beach, Western Sydney residents would need to travel 40 km to swim in Lake Parramatta, 63 km to Bondi Beach, or 75 km to either Cronulla or Manly.

Can I visit Penrith Beach at the moment?

Penrith Beach's temporary activation period is now over, and the site is no longer publicly accessible.

When will Penrith Beach open again?

While the beach is currently closed, the NSW Government recognises community interest in Penrith Beach and remains open to exploring options for future recreational opportunities. We encourage you to sign up to the Penrith Beach mailing list to receive any future updates.

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