Queenscliff - Beach in Queenscliff Warringah NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Queenscliff

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

Queenscliff Beach (NSW 317a) lies below the heavily built up Queenscliff Head with the surf club located just south of the usually closed lagoon entrance (Fig. 4.217a). Limited parking is provided along Ocean and adjacent streets. The beach is within 10 minutes walk from Manly Wharf and a headland tunnel... Read more

Queenscliff Beach (NSW 317a) lies below the heavily built up Queenscliff Head with the surf club located just south of the usually closed lagoon entrance (Fig. 4.217a). Limited parking is provided along Ocean and adjacent streets. The beach is within 10 minutes walk from Manly Wharf and a headland tunnel connects the beach, via the rocks, to Freshwater Beach.

Swimming

Rips dominate the entire beach so it is essential swimmers stay between the flags and avoid the rips, particularly at the northern end. A rock pool is located on the northern rock platform. Waves tend to be a little lower toward Manly, however rips and the efficient Escalator still persists even during lower waves. The rips and high level of beach usage, particularly by tourists, result in an average of 218 rescues each year.

Surfing

The wide lower gradient surf zone produces good beach breaks the length of the beach, with the best breaks being into the northern rip, and about 150 m south of the surfboat shed. Offshore the Queenscliff bombora only breaks when the surf is above 3 m. When the swell is up, Manly Point has a reasonable right.

Fishing

Some good gutters can usually be found along the beach, which when the crowds are low, are popular spots. The rocks round to Freshwater give good access to deep rocky water.

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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.

Queenscliff SLSC

Queenscliff (NB Lifeguards)

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Public phone
Dressing shed
Pool
Toilets
Shops
Park
Drinking water
Showers
Bus
Friday, 20 Sep 4:33

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.


Queenscliff, NSW 2096
Includes beaches: Queenscliff/north Steyne/manly, North Steyne, Manly
Length: 0.4km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw317A