The Beach Guide

Tamarama Beach

Next door neighbour to Sydney’s most famous beach, Bondi, is the dimunitve Tamarama beach. This little beach is possibly deeper than it is wide, although at only about 80 metres that isn’t too dificult.

Often referred to as ‘Glamarama’ the beach here is where the beautiful people come to top up their tans. The nickname however dates back to the 1980s when Tamarama was known as the gayest beach in Sydney. Things have moved on since then and these days the place to hang out is apparently North Bondi leaving Tama to the body beautifuls.

Although a little on the cosy side the cove here really is quite pleasant spot. Behind the beach is a large area of parkland with a cafe, playground, barbecue area and various other amenities.

Poseur’s paradise as it might be Tamarama also has the reputation as being the most dangerous patrolled beach in New South Wales. Often closed to swimmers strong rip currents here mean it is sensible to take the lifeguard’s advice.

Nearest city

Dover Heights

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Tamarama Beach Weather Info

Tue 28th
Partly cloudy 27°C / 81°F
Wed 29th
Fair 26°C / 79°F
Thu 30th
Clear sky 26°C / 79°F
Fri 31st
Clear sky 28°C / 82°F
Sat 01st
Clear sky 29°C / 84°F
Sun 02nd
Clear sky 35°C / 95°F

5 Day Tamarama Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Tamarama Beach tide times & sea state

  • Tue 28/01 »
    Surf report for Tue 28/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    5:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 14mph
    11:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 10mph
    17:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 13mph
    Tide times
    High 12:20am (1.39m)
    Low 6:04am (0.36m)
    High 12:18pm (1.66m)
    Low 6:46pm (0.19m)
    Daylight
    First light05:44
    Sunrise06:11
    Sunset20:03
    Dark20:31
  • Wed 29/01 »
    Surf report for Wed 29/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    5:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 22mph
    11:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 14mph
    17:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 14mph
    Tide times
    High 12:55am (1.41m)
    Low 6:44am (0.39m)
    High 12:55pm (1.58m)
    Low 7:19pm (0.24m)
    Daylight
    First light05:45
    Sunrise06:12
    Sunset20:03
    Dark20:30
  • Thu 30/01 »
    Surf report for Thu 30/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    5:00 3ft 15s  °  ° 6mph
    11:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 7mph
    17:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 15mph
    Tide times
    High 1:33am (1.43m)
    Low 7:29am (0.43m)
    High 1:34pm (1.49m)
    Low 7:55pm (0.30m)
    Daylight
    First light05:46
    Sunrise06:13
    Sunset20:02
    Dark20:29
  • Fri 31/01 »
    Surf report for Fri 31/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    5:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 21mph
    11:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 21mph
    17:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 27mph
    Tide times
    High 2:14am (1.45m)
    Low 8:18am (0.48m)
    High 2:17pm (1.40m)
    Low 8:33pm (0.36m)
    Daylight
    First light05:47
    Sunrise06:14
    Sunset20:01
    Dark20:28
  • Sat 01/02 »
    Surf report for Sat 01/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    5:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 21mph
    11:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
    17:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 25mph
    Tide times
    High 2:59am (1.48m)
    Low 9:13am (0.51m)
    High 3:05pm (1.31m)
    Low 9:15pm (0.40m)
    Daylight
    First light05:48
    Sunrise06:15
    Sunset20:01
    Dark20:28
  • Sun 02/02 »
    Surf report for Sun 02/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    5:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 18mph
    11:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 11mph
    17:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 18mph
    Tide times
    High 3:49am (1.50m)
    Low 10:13am (0.53m)
    High 3:59pm (1.23m)
    Low 10:01pm (0.44m)
    Daylight
    First light05:49
    Sunrise06:16
    Sunset20:00
    Dark20:27

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