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The western arm of North Harbour is predominately rocky shore, together with a seawall across is western extremity. On the southern side of the arm are three small beaches (SH 10-12). The first is the narrow 100 m long northwest-facing Silver Beach (SH 10), which is a sliver of sand located at the base of rocky slopes, and crossed by two jetties and a slipway, together with rocks along the beach. Three hundred metre to the south is Forty Baskets Beach (SH 11), which faces northeast across the harbour to Manly Cove. A tidal pool occupies the northern half of the beach, with dinghies pulled up along the narrow southern half (Fig. 4.225). The entire beach is backed by a small grassy reserve and Norfolk Island pines, that extends north of the pool, with a barbeque and picnic area at the northern end. Access is via street parking on Beatty Street and a short walk to the beach. Reef Beach (SH 12) is a secluded but well known beach located in Sydney Harbour National Park on the northern end of Dobroyd Point. The beach is just 80 m long and faces northeast toward Manly Cove. The beach has to be accessed along a 500 m walking track from Beatty St. The track runs along a wooden walkway behind the beach, with two small sandstone promontories protruding onto the beach.
Beach Length: 0.1km

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.





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.