Chinamans Beach (SH 19) lies just 500 m south of the Spit and is a very different environment. The 230 m long beach faces northeast and is bordered by rocks and rising slopes at each end. The beach fronts a small partially filled valley, with the flat grassy area behind the beach, formerly a Chinese market garden, now occupied by 3 ha Rosherville Park. This is a popular recreational park with the surrounding locals as well as visitors. However parking is limited and you need to be early in summer to obtain a relatively close parking spot. The park provides amenities and shade, while the beach receives usually low wind waves. Be careful if swimming as the beach slopes into deep water.
Beach Length: 0.23km
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.
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