On the south side of Turimetta Head is a 1 km wide-open embayment bordered by 30 m high Narrabeen Head to the south. In between is 350 m long Turimetta Beach (NSW 309, also called Little Narrabeen), with rock platforms and cliffs filling the rest of the bay. The beach... Read more
On the south side of Turimetta Head is a 1 km wide-open embayment bordered by 30 m high Narrabeen Head to the south. In between is 350 m long Turimetta Beach (NSW 309, also called Little Narrabeen), with rock platforms and cliffs filling the rest of the bay. The beach is backed by 20-30 m high partially vegetated, steep shale bluffs, then blufftop houses and a road. The beach can only be reached on foot from the north or south end, or round the rock platform from North Narrabeen. It offers no facilities and is a relatively natural beach with rocky areas on the beach and in the surf. It receives waves averaging 1.5 m, which break close to shore over a usually narrow bar and the rocks. Two to three rips usually form at each end and there is a central rip amongst the rocks. During high seas the thin veneer of sand is often stripped off the beach exposing the underlying sandstone and shale rocks.
Be careful here. It’s unpatrolled, has rocks in the surf, together with rips and often dumping waves.
Turimetta is popular with beachgoers wanting to escape the crowds. The beach offers a bit of a left over the northern rocks and reef, but more often short beach breaks.
The northern Turimetta rock platform is the site of a treated sewerage outlet, however it is also the most popular fishing site. The beach has both gutters and exposed rocks following large seas, while the southern rocks are wide and flat and give access to a deeper sand and rock seafloor.Read less
Mon, 25 Sep 04:20
Fire Weather Warning
Mon, 25 Sep 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then southwesterly in the evening, reaching 25 knots offshore.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:50 pm
Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
Swell: 1 to 1.5 metres in the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:00 pm
Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon then turning northerly during the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
|Mon 25th||7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm|
|Tue 26th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:00 pm|
|Wed 27th||7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 2:50 pm|
|Thu 28th||6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:50 pm|
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.