Dee Why - Beach in Dee Why Warringah NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Dee Why

Patrolled Patrolled Today

The southern Dee Why Beach (NSW 314b) is more developed than Long Reef. There is a rock pool, seawall, surf club, large car park and large park and picnic area with rows of restaurants and shops behind the southern end (Fig. 4.212). Prior to 1910 Dee Why beach was owned... Read more

The southern Dee Why Beach (NSW 314b) is more developed than Long Reef. There is a rock pool, seawall, surf club, large car park and large park and picnic area with rows of restaurants and shops behind the southern end (Fig. 4.212). Prior to 1910 Dee Why beach was owned by the Salvation Army and off limits, with wire netting preventing entry. Land was first released at Dee Why in the 1910s, resulting in an influx of weekenders and campers, and the founding of the Dee Why SLSC in 1912. Only after World War II was the area really opened up for residential development.

Swimming

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

Surfing

At Dee Why inside the point is a kiddies corner when the waves are lower and used by learners. However when the swell exceeds 1.5 m Dee Why Point starts to work, holding up to 4 m. It has a steep take off over rocks, followed by a tube and a fuller shoulder. Non-surfers can enjoy a front row view of the break from the Point, which the surfers also use to launch themselves into the cauldron.

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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Beach Patrols Change Day

Northern Beaches Council

Mon
16/09
Tue
17/09
Wed
18/09
Thu
19/09
Fri
20/09
Sat
21/09
Sun
22/09

08:00 - 16:00

08:00 - 16:00

08:00 - 16:00

08:00 - 16:00

08:00 - 16:00

08:00 - 16:00

08:00 - 16:00

Dee Why SLSC

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
High surf
High surf
Large unexpected waves
Large unexpected waves
Gutters
Gutters
Littoral currents
Littoral currents
Fixed rips
Fixed rips
Travelling rips
Travelling rips
Long beach
Long beach
Water pollution
Water pollution

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Disabled Toilets
Showers
Pool
Rock pool
Kiosk
Shops
Public phone
Park
BBQ
Picnic
Shade
Playground
Cafe
Lookout
Mobile Phone Coverage
Bus

Regulation Symbols

No Littering
No Cats or Dogs
Picking Plants Prohibited
No Naked Flames
Camping Prohibited
No Dogs Allowed
PWC's Prohibited
No Removing Shellfish
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
No Firearms
Shared Footway
No Glass
Fires Prohibited
No Golf
No Spear Fishing
No Alcohol
No Horses
Water Skiing Prohibited
No Trailbikes
Friday, 20 Sep 4:29

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.


Dee Why, NSW 2099
Includes beaches: Long Reef - Dee Why, Long Reef
Length: 0.8km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw314B