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. Free Heartfulness Yoga and Meditation At Dee Why

    Saturday 30 March 2019 to Saturday 21 September 2019 , Northern Beaches

    Heartfulness meditation is a simple and practical way to experience the heart's unlimited resources, using relaxation and meditation to connect to your inner being. Meditating regularly improves quality of life, provides stress relief,…

    30 Mar - 21 Sep