North Narrabeen Beach lies (NSW 310a) at the northern end of a 10 m high sand barrier, it is backed by the eastern channel of Narrabeen Lagoon, with the shallow mouth flowing over rocks and sand to enter the ocean 200 m north of the surf club (Fig. 4.207). The North Narrabeen SLSC (formed in 1912) is adjacent to a large car park, park and picnic area. Strong rips and higher waves dominate this end, with an often heavy plunging wave at low tide. Also the lagoon entrance can be a problem when deep at high tide and with swift currents on a falling tide. So stay between the flags. If swimming down the beach avoid the persistent rips and stay on the bars. Behind the lagoon entrance is the last remaining beachfront caravan park in Sydney, a popular place year round and always full during the summer holidays. The lagoon entrance offers safer swimming and has its own kiddies corner on the southern side with an adjoining car park. A swimming club and large rock pool are located on the rock platform with a reserve, walkway and lookout on the headland.
Beach Length: 0.95km
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