Tucked in behind Flagstaff Point is a small 200 m long, north east facing beach, lying within the harbour, with breakwaters narrowing the entrance to 50 m and reducing the waves accordingly. The beach existed in a natural state until 1844 when convicts deepened the harbour and built the first breakwater. Today the beach is backed by a narrow grassy reserve, with parking toward the eastern business end where the small fleet is anchored. This is a popular spot for those wanting to avoid the waves or hire craft for a paddle.
Beach Length: 0.2km
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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.
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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.