Nightcliff beach (NT 143) is backed by eroding bluffs that are protected by a rubble seawall, with claystone rock platforms at either end of the 300 m long beach. A road runs along the top of the bluffs with two walkways down to the beach, which is patrolled by Darwin SLSC between June and August. The beach is moderately steep and narrow at high tide, while 200 m wide sand and some rock flats are exposed at low tide. It is separated from its neighbouring beach by a 200 m wide 10 m high headland, with a public swimming pool and park located on the headland.
Beach Length: 0.3km
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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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