Michaela Howie Playground and Dee Why Beach - Dee Why - Sydney

The Michaela Howie playground on Oaks Avenue near The Strand in Dee Why next to the beach.


This popular playground is great for little ones and we love it! It is fully fenced and shaded which are a must. It has main play structure with slides, climbing gear and a little shop. It has two sets of double swings - one for toddlers and the other one for older kids and one little toddler shop spot with dolphin springer. There are areas to sit, picnic tables and the playground overlooks the Dee Why beach which is very relaxing even when you have to push the swing a thousand times!


Go for a stroll along the beach with the pram, drop by the nearby cafés for lunch or coffee and enjoy the beautiful beach and views. Bring a snack or picnic and sit on the lawns overlooking the beach. Bring your own ping pong paddle set and play at the nearby table.


Dee Why is a nice and relaxing beach which is both family and dog friendly.


We visited on a Friday afternoon, how relaxing was the view even if there was a little wind!


There is also a 50 metre rockpool and a cute toddlers pool at the southern end of the Dee Why Beach with access to toilets and showers.


Photos below of the Dee Why beach and Dee Why kids and adult rock pools updated Jan 2017



-Bring a picnic if you would like to have a picnic on the grass nearby overlooking the Dee Why beach.
-You can grab a coffee at cafés nearby
-There is limited parking (no restrictions it seems except for weekends) next to the playground and a large carpark at nearby James Meehan Reserve
-If the weather is good, grab buckets and spades and swimmers for the beach and head to the kids rock pool too
-There are no toilets at the playground however there are toilets near the rockpools

For more playgrounds, go to our dedicated page.