North of Bungan Head, Newport Beach has long red-golden sands that extend north from Newport Rockpool for about 1.3 kilometres.
At the north end of the beach the sand stops at a tumble of rocks beneath the headland known as The Peak. Newport Beach is a top spot for surfing as it is home to three-times world surf champion Tom Carroll. The best surfing spot is around The Peak where there is an inshore reef. It’s a good place to watch the highly skilled local surfers enjoying the swell with occasional small rips.
The building on the beach houses the Surf Life Saving Club (formed in 1911) which manages patrols on weekends and holidays. To the south, there’s a broad flat rock platform containing a saltwater lap pool, an iconic feature of the area since the 1930s.
This beautiful beach is popular for bodyboarding, windsurfing and fishing. Nearby there are plenty of places to eat at pubs, cafes, diners and full-blown restaurants.
The beach backs onto Bert Payne Park and is easy to reach from Barrenjoey Road where there is pay and display parking. Amenities include a picnic area with electric barbecues and a playground.
- Kite surfing
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