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Narrabeen Beach

Narrabeen Beach is one of Australia’s iconic surfing and swimming beaches. Over three kilometres of sand stretch from Long Reef in the south to the Narrabeen Lagoon entrance in the north, with four surf lifesaving clubs along the beach providing qualified, volunteer lifesaver patrols to protect swimmers and surf/beach users from the numerous rips along the beach. The beach faces the east and receives increasing protection to the south from 36 metre high Long Reef Point which protrudes two kilometres out to sea.

Narrabeen is also the site of numerous local, national and international events. In bigger south swell, the Narrabeen bombie offers both lefts and is now a tow-in site. Beach breaks abound down the beach, with the central Gardens area the most popular, while at Collaroy the smaller waves attract the learners and inexperienced.

Narrabeen Beach Surf Life Saving Club is located in the centre of the beach in a large park with picnic tables, toilets, showers (external) and a popular children’s play area/picnic area/barbecue.


Fair swimming conditions with strong shore break at times for surfing.


There is free parking for vehicles displaying Northern Beaches Council parking permits and pay and display is available to purchase for those without a permit. Designated disabled car spaces.


Narrabeen Beach, New South Wales, Australia
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