North Steyne - Beach in Manly Manly NSW - SLS Beachsafe

North Steyne NSW

North Steyne (NSW 317b) occupies the centre of the beach, with the surf club protruding onto the beach in front of the walkway (Fig. 4.218b). A stormwater pipe cross the beach just north of the clubhouse. Read more

North Steyne (NSW 317b) occupies the centre of the beach, with the surf club protruding onto the beach in front of the walkway (Fig. 4.218b). A stormwater pipe cross the beach just north of the clubhouse.


Rips dominate the entire beach so it is essential swimmers stay between the flags and avoid the rips, particularly at the northern end. A rock pool is located on the northern rock platform. Waves tend to be a little lower toward Manly, however rips and the efficient Escalator still persists even during lower waves. The rips and high level of beach usage, particularly by tourists, result in an average of 218 rescues each year.


The wide lower gradient surf zone produces good beach breaks the length of the beach, with the best breaks being into the northern rip, and about 150 m south of the surfboat shed. Offshore the Queenscliff bombora only breaks when the surf is above 3 m. When the swell is up, Manly Point has a reasonable right.


Some good gutters can usually be found along the beach, which when the crowds are low, are popular spots. The rocks round to Freshwater give good access to deep rocky water.

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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.

North Steyne SLSC Inc.

Northern Beaches Council



Manly, NSW 2095

Includes beaches:
Queenscliff/north Steyne/manly, Queenscliff, Manly


General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:

Nearby beaches


  • Sharks
  • Bluebottles
  • Winds
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Littoral currents
    Littoral currents
  • Fixed rips
    Fixed rips
  • Flash rips
    Flash rips
  • Travelling rips
    Travelling rips
  • Slippery stairs
    Slippery stairs
  • Shallow Water
    Shallow Water
  • Uneven ground
    Uneven ground
  • Structure
  • Submerged Objects
    Submerged Objects
  • Shallow Sandbars
    Shallow Sandbars
  • Beach exposure
    Beach exposure
  • Long beach
    Long beach
  • Water pollution
    Water pollution
  • Outfall
  • Heavy shorebreak
    Heavy shorebreak
  • High surf
    High surf
  • Gutters
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Picnic
  • Playground
  • Cafe
  • Bike path
  • Natural shade
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus
  • Passenger ferry

Regulation Symbols

  • No Bike Riding
  • No Littering
  • No Vehicles
  • No Cats or Dogs
  • No Model Planes
  • Picking Plants Prohibited
  • Bombing Prohibited
  • No Naked Flames
  • Pushing Prohibited
  • Camping Prohibited
  • No Dogs Allowed
  • PWC's Prohibited
  • No Removing Shellfish
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Firearms
  • No Fishing
  • No Skateboards
  • No Glass
  • Fires Prohibited
  • No Golf
  • No Spear Fishing
  • Vessels Prohibited
  • No Alcohol
  • No Horses
  • Water Skiing Prohibited
  • No Bicycles
  • No Trailbikes
  • Other


Wednesday 20, Jun 3:15 pm

Day 17°    Night 13°
Morning shower or two

Water Temperature  19°C



Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning southerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 3 metres, tending southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the early morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.


1 am
8 am
2 pm
8 pm


Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


128 km

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Thursday 21, Jun

Day 17°    Night 12°



Wind: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable in the evening.
Swell: Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.


2 am
8 am
3 pm
9 pm


Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Wed 20, Jun to Wed 27, Jun



Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.



Wed 20th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 21st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 22nd 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 23rd 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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.