Malabar Beach (NSW 328) is located in Long Bay, a 1.3 km deep southeast-facing bay that narrows from 800 m wide at its entrance between Boota Point and Tupia Head, to the curving 200 m long beach at its base. Sandstone rocks, platforms and cliffs extend along either side of the bay, with the Malabar Sewerage Treatment Works located on the northern side, and the suburb of Malabar on the southern side. The beach receives lowered waves averaging less than 1 m, which surge up a steep reflective beach face, with deeper water off the beach (Fig. 4.248). The beach is about 50 m wide and backed by a grassy reserve, with a car park and street parking along the southern side. The beach was off limits to swimmers between 1949 and 2000, when sewer pollution from the nearby Malabar sewer outfall caused its closure. A surf club patrolled the beach between 1924 and 1949 and today is replaced by a lifeguard tower. A rock platforms extends southeast of the beach, with a boat ramp is located 150 m southeast of the beach and a rock pool 450 m to the southeast, with a car park above the pool. The Randwick golf course occupies the remainder of Tupia Head.
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.