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Norah Head and most of the headlands between Wybung Head and Broken Bay are composed of the softer shales and sandstone of the Narrabeen Group. The rocks are horizontally bedded, which assists the formation of wide rock platforms, and often well jointed, which gives them an appearance of paving stones, called 'tessellated pavement'. In places they are also rich in fossils. On the north side of Norah Head is a curving north-facing 300 m long, steep reflective beach fronted by a rocky seabed, bordered by rock platforms and backed by low dunes. The beach can be reached on foot from the Norah Head Lighthouse car park located 200 m south of the beach.
Beach Length: 0.3km
General Hazard Rating: 4/10

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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.