Balmoral Beach (SH 21) trends for 860 m south of Rocky Point curving round to face north where it terminates at the rocky foreshore of HMAS Penguin Naval Depot. The centre of the beach is dominated by the large wooden tidal pool (Fig. 4.228) and jetty and adjoining marina. A... Read more
Balmoral Beach (SH 21) trends for 860 m south of Rocky Point curving round to face north where it terminates at the rocky foreshore of HMAS Penguin Naval Depot. The centre of the beach is dominated by the large wooden tidal pool (Fig. 4.228) and jetty and adjoining marina. A seawall extends north of the baths to Rocky Point, while there are some rocks on the beach. Numerous boats moor off the baths and towards the eastern end of the beach. This is a popular beach with usually calm to low wind wave conditions. It is backed by a continuous foreshore reserve, and in the east the larger Balmoral Park with its ovals and bike paths.
All the northern Sydney Harbour beaches are relatively safe under normal low wave to calm conditions. Some like Sandy Bay and Sirius Cove never receive ocean waves, while Washaway, Reef and Obelisk commonly receive low swell. The biggest hazard to children and non-swimmers is the often deep water off many of the beaches, and boating activity off some of the beaches.
None, except during huge outside swell when surfers head for Dobroyd Point, Grotto Head, Edwards and Balmoral beaches.
The entire harbour shoreline attract thousands of anglers, with most fishing from the relatively safe rocks and many jetties, as well as off the beaches fronted by deeper water.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.