Newport Beach

Newport faces due east so is open to swell coming from any direction. A jumble of rocks 250 metres south of the north headland known as The Peak shapes two separate breaks that attract a highly skilled local surfing tribe.

Waves along the middle section of the beach are dependent on sandbanks and tend to close out without offering much for board-riders, but that leaves more room for swimmers and body-boarders. The south headland peters out into a part-submerged reef extending 450 metres out to sea, creating breaks in multiple directions which locals refer to as "crosswaves".

One of Newport's most distinctive features is a broad flat rock platform at the south end of the beach. The full-size saltwater lap pool atop the platform is an iconic feature of Sydney's northern beaches, having been a favourite subject of revered Australian photographer Max Dupain in the 1930s and 1950s.

Nearby events

  1. Australia Day Big Breakfast

    Event dates to be confirmed: January 2019 , Northern Beaches

    Warringah Council's massive Big Breakfast is on again at Dee Why Beach this Australia Day. The Dee Why Big Breakfast is the biggest event on the northern beaches, with tens of thousands of people attending every year. Commencing at…