Station / Barrenjoey Beach - Beach in Palm Beach Pittwater NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Station / Barrenjoey Beach NSW

Station Beach (BB 21, also known as Barrenjoey Beach) extends between the northern side of Observation Point and the prominent 104 m high Barrenjoey Head. The 1.5 km long beach lies on the western ‘backside’ of North Palm Beach and like its eastern counterpart links Barrenjoey Head to the Palm... Read more

Station Beach (BB 21, also known as Barrenjoey Beach) extends between the northern side of Observation Point and the prominent 104 m high Barrenjoey Head. The 1.5 km long beach lies on the western ‘backside’ of North Palm Beach and like its eastern counterpart links Barrenjoey Head to the Palm Beach mainland. The beach faces west, except at the northern end where it curves round to face south under Barrenjoey. This usually calm beach is the most popular of the eastern shore beaches, with sailboarders and sailers heading to the northern car park to launch their crafts. The back of the beach also houses the Palm Beach Golf Course, while next to the car park is also a marina that services the seaplanes that fly out of Pittwater, and a boat ramp (Fig. 4.190). It is also only a 200 m walk across the grassy reserve to the ocean beach. The beach itself consists of a 10 m wide moderately sloping high tide beach, with more gently sloping, seagrass covered intertidal sand flats extending up to 50 m offshore beach.

Swimming

All the Pittwater beaches have usually low waves to calm conditions. However many are fronted by deep water and care must be taken with children and non-swimmers. Boats are commonly moored off many of the beaches and small boat traffic to the beaches is a potential hazard. Also be careful if swimming in the Basin inlet, particularly in the deep channel on an outgoing tide.

Surfing

Usually none. However during very big outside swell surfers do find waves at Mackeral and even Snapperman.

Fishing

The whole of Pittwater shore and estuary is a fisher’s paradise. It offers the beaches, creeks, kilometres of safer rocky shore, as well as the bay fishing.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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.

Information

About

Palm Beach, NSW 2108

Includes beaches:
Little Patonga, Snapperman

Length:
1.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
0/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nswBB21

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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.

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