Obelisk Beach (SH 23) lies in Obelisk Bay on the south side of Middle Head just below Chowder Bay Road. The 90 m long pocket of sand is bordered by rocks, with rocks also on and off the beach. It is backed by vegetated slopes rising to 40 m, and... Read more
Obelisk Beach (SH 23) lies in Obelisk Bay on the south side of Middle Head just below Chowder Bay Road. The 90 m long pocket of sand is bordered by rocks, with rocks also on and off the beach. It is backed by vegetated slopes rising to 40 m, and faces southeast into the harbour. The beach is relatively narrow and steep, with deepwater right offshore. The beach can only be accessed by foot or boat and is used mainly by nudists.
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.