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Queenscliff Beach

Queenscliff Beach is at the northern headland of Sydney’s famous Manly Beach and is famous amongst the Australian surf beaches for its “heavy” waves (bomboras) that break out at sea. In a mighty swell, this is where you’re likely to find some of Manly’s pro surfers being towed by jet-skis onto towering waves. Queenscliff form part of Manly’s World Surfing Reserve that recognises the historical, cultural, and environmental values of famous surfing beaches.

There is a 50 metre rock pool at the northern end of Queenscliff Beach, tucked up against the cliffs on the headland and a walk around the cliff edges, through the “worm tunnel” and on to the next beach, Freshwater Beach. This walk can only be completed at low tide.

There are several bars and eateries nearby.


Toilets and Change Rooms – at Northern End of Beach
No Dogs on Beach


Pay and Display on Beachfront



Queenscliff Beach
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