West Head - Beach in Great Mackerel Beach Pittwater NSW - SLS Beachsafe

West Head

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

South of West Head the shore trends south for 8 km deep into Pittwater. Nine beaches (BB 6-14) are located along the 25 km of steep, rocky indented shoreline. All are located in, or surrounded by Kur-ring-gai National Park. The first two are small pockets of sand located immediately south... Read more

South of West Head the shore trends south for 8 km deep into Pittwater. Nine beaches (BB 6-14) are located along the 25 km of steep, rocky indented shoreline. All are located in, or surrounded by Kur-ring-gai National Park. The first two are small pockets of sand located immediately south of West Head. The first West Head Beach (BB 6) is a 50 m long east-facing beach, directly opposite Barrenjoey Head. It receives low swell through the heads, which surge across a sand beach and several large rocks scattered on and just off the beach, the latter making landing difficult. A small creek crosses the beach, with a steep densely vegetated valley rising over 100 m behind.

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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.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
12°C
Water
18°C
UV Rating
2 / 11
Saturday, 27 Jun 8:16

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.


Great Mackerel Beach, NSW 2108
Includes beaches: Patonga, Fishermans, The Basin, Bonnie Doon, Portuguese, Towlers Bay, Taylors, Clareville, Old Wharf, Paradise, Sandy, Little Patonga, Snapperman, Station / Barrenjoey Beach, Hungry, Flint & Steel, Flannel Flower, Resolute, Mackeral, Currawong
Length: 0.05km
General Hazard Rating: 0/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: nswBB6