MacKenzies Beach is one of the smallest beaches in the state, and it is not always there.
None the less its close proximity to dense residential areas makes it a relatively popular beach, when present.
MacKenzies is located in a small tuck in the rocks on the south side of Mackenzies Point, 250 m west of the point and 100 m north of Tamarama surf club. At its best it is 50 m long, always backed by rocks and fronted by a rock strewn surf zone, usually containing at least one rip. So swimmers beware.
MacKenzies is used by fishers, sunbathers and waders, rather than swimmers.