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Swimming is not recommended at this beach. This beach is UNPATROLLED. The closest PATROLLED beach to the north is Coledale beach which is approx 1km. The closest PATROLLED beach to the south is Austinmer beach which is approx 1.5km. These are three hazardous little used beaches owing to the dominant rocks and rips, while Brickyard also has boat traffic. Containing the prominent Brickyard and Bells points, with three rock-dominated beaches in between (NSW 359-361). The main road parallels the rear of the beaches providing views and good access. The first is Sharky Beach (NSW 359), which lies right beside Lawrence Hargraves Drive, with a car park at the northern end just off the drive. The beach is 450 m long with substantial rock platforms at each end and a reef off the northern half of the beach. Larger waves break on the reef, reform and surge up the steep beach face with a strong permanent rip running out the centre of the beach. A second bar and rip occupy the southern half of the beach.
Beach Length: 0.4km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10

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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.


Formal parking area
Formal parking area



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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.