Narrabeen Beach

Narrabeen Beach is a long stretch of sand and surf north of Collaroy Point and the 20m cliffs at Narrabeen Head. Curving in a gentle arc for 3.6km it backs onto the Narrabeen Lagoon. The name comes from the name of the daughter of the aboriginal chief at the time of early white settlers arriving in the 1840s.

The beach has become something of a mecca for surfers and the north end of the beach is noted for having some of the best waves on the East Coast. The lookout at the north end of the beach is a popular place for watching the surfers particularly when the beach hosts events and competitions. Who knows, you may be watching future world-class surfers as many have cut their teeth here in past decades.

The beach faces due east and is protected to the south by the Long Reef Point that extends 2km into the ocean. The result is a consistent stream of quality waves at the northern end including Alley Rights.

This end of the beach is also home to the North Narrabeen rock pool which offers safe swimming away from the strong rips which are created by water exiting the lagoon behind on dropping tides. The beach is considered hazardous for swimming and the surf club has flags indicating sea conditions.

Fishing is very popular from the rocks and beach. Amenities include pay-and-display parking, a large park with picnic tables, barbecues, toilets, showers and a play area.

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