Terrigal Haven is a haven for the Terrigal fishing fleet, a service it has been providing ever since the area was settled in the 19th century. The haven is protected by 20 m high Broken Head and its prominent Skillion, both composed of fossil rich 200 million year old Narrabeen... Read more
Terrigal Haven is a haven for the Terrigal fishing fleet, a service it has been providing ever since the area was settled in the 19th century. The haven is protected by 20 m high Broken Head and its prominent Skillion, both composed of fossil rich 200 million year old Narrabeen Group sandstones and shales. The 200 m long steep, reflective beach is tucked in between Broken Head and the rocks that separate it from Terrigal Beach. It faces the north to northwest and receives waves averaging less than 0.5 m, low enough for the beach to be used for launching boats. This is a very popular beach for launching boat for fishing, recreation and diving, and is backed by a large car park and oval, together with a kiosk, fishing club and dive charters.
A relatively quiet location, however watch for the deep-water close inshore and boat traffic. The shorebreak increases when the waves are up.
None on the beach, but the adjacent point break also called Terrigal Haven can hold big east and south-east swell up to several metres and is only recommended for experienced surfers.
Terrigal Haven is one of the most popular destinations on the Central Coast, both for boat fishermen using the launching ramp and rock fishers who fish along the rocks between the Broken Head and the Skillion. It is also a major diving destination, with one of Australia’s oldest dive schools and charter services operating at the Haven.Read less
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SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw286