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The northern Scarborough beach (NSW 355) is located at the base of 60 m high cliffs, and accessable only via 500 m of rocky shore from the main beach. It consists of a curving 200 m long sandy beach, wedged between 50 m wide rock platforms, covered in cliff debris, with a 120 m wide central opening to the sea. Waves average 1.5 m and break over a mixture of sand and rocks, with a strong permanent rip usually draining out against the northern rocks. It is an isolated beach unsuitable for swimming and prone to rock falls.
Beach Length: 0.15km
General Hazard Rating: 8/10

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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.




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