Long Reef - Beach in Collaroy Warringah NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Long Reef

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

The northern Long Reef end (NSW 314a) is backed by Long Reef Reserve and golf course in the north, with Long Reef SLSC (founded 1950) and car park located north of the usually closed entrance to the small Dee Why Lagoon (Fig. 4.211). South of the lagoon entrance is a... Read more

The northern Long Reef end (NSW 314a) is backed by Long Reef Reserve and golf course in the north, with Long Reef SLSC (founded 1950) and car park located north of the usually closed entrance to the small Dee Why Lagoon (Fig. 4.211). South of the lagoon entrance is a relatively natural vegetated sand barrier, part of the Dee Why Lagoon Wildlife Reserve. It is a relatively popular summer beach, particularly as the summer northeast winds blow offshore. In winter it is exposed and often blown out, but popular with windsurfers.

Swimming

A permanent headland rip and strong beach rips dominate the surf, so swim with care and between the flags.

Surfing

The beach and outer reefs pick up any east to southeast swell ensuring consistent and often good beach breaks, particularly down in the central No Man's Land. When the swell is south and exceeds 1 m and the wind offshore the famous Long Reef bomboras start to break. The inner First Bommie holding to 1.5 m, the Second Bommie to 3 m, and the Outer Bommie or German Bank, a huge righthand break, now popular with tow-in surfers. Long Reef is also popular with windsurfers and international contests are held on the bomboras.

Fishing

The large and persistent gutters along the centre of the beach are popular year round for tailor, drummer, trevally and snapper, while the rocks off the southern point are popular when the seas are low.

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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.

Long Reef SLSC Inc

Long Reef (Lifeguards)

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
12°C
Water
18°C
UV Rating
6 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Flash rips
Flash rips
Shallow Water
Shallow Water
Shallow Sandbars
Shallow Sandbars
Winds
Winds
Accessible Rock Platforms
Accessible Rock Platforms
Beach erosion
Beach erosion
Water pollution
Water pollution
Reefs
Reefs
Rocks
Rocks
Slippery rocks
Slippery rocks

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Kiosk
Shade
Dressing shed
Shelters
Toilets
Lookout
Park
BBQ
Picnic
Showers
Mobile Phone Coverage
Bus

Regulation Symbols

Bicycles Allowed
No Littering
No Cats or Dogs
Picking Plants Prohibited
Bombing Prohibited
Camping Prohibited
No Dogs Allowed
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
No Firearms
No Glass
No Golf
No Alcohol
No Horses
Monday, 16 Sep 11:34

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.


Collaroy, NSW 2097
Includes beaches: Long Reef - Dee Why, Dee Why
Length: 1km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw314A