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Warriewood Beach

Sydney, Australia
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Warriewood Beach, Sydney NSW

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Warriewood Beach is another stunning beach in Sydney's northern beaches. With orange-pink sand and sparkling blue-green water, you really can't go wrong with this beach! An attractive brown brick surf life-saving club graces the southern end of the beach. Turrimetta headland juts out here, with interesting rock formations- one looks like the profile of a man. Kids love the rock pools on this end of the beach. There is even a mini-waterfall that falls onto mossy rocks. Little periwinkle shells cling to the rocks, providing a wonderland of imaginary games for children. There are shallow caves here where you can find some shade while your kids play. A pathway leads up to Turrimetta headland, where wildflowers bloom. It's an inspiring walk, with the ocean crashing below.
On the southern end of the beach, rocks lead around to Monavale Beach (too dangerous to reach at high tide). A deep cave leads under the rocks and makes for some fun exploring. We once found a huge cow skull in there.
The beach itself has an abundance of soft, perfect sand. Flags mark where it's safe to swim. Kids come on weekend mornings to Little Nippers, where they learn lifesaving techniques from a young age. The beach is packed with happy people on weekends.
Warriewood Beach is appealing because the road that runs along it is raised up above it, affording gorgeous views. The beach is reached via a steep driveway from Narrabeen Park Parade.
Surfers sit above the beach on Narrabeen Park Parade, near Hunter Street, checking out the swells. There are usually some great bodyboarding waves.
If you're hungry, sit at the shady tables at pleasant Sunrise Cafe, above and across the road from the beach, and enjoy a casual meal (you pay up front and seat yourself).
For a long walk, take the Turrimetta Head pathway, or Narrabeen Park Parade, around to the south until you reach the next beach, Turrimetta Beach. It's a small, magical beach tucked between two headlands, so secluded that there are often nude sunbathers there.



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Bench overlooking Warriewood Beach, on Narrabeen Park Parade opposite the cafe.
Bench overlooking Warriewood Beach, on Narrabeen Park Parade opposite the cafe.
House above Warriewood Beach, on Bruce St. What a life looking at the gorgeous water below!
House above Warriewood Beach, on Bruce St. What a life looking at the gorgeous water below!
Sunrise Cafe, across the street from the beach.
Sunrise Cafe, across the street from the beach.
Sunrise cafe patio and strip of blue sea. Bliss!
Sunrise cafe patio and strip of blue sea. Bliss!
View of Warriewood and the Surf Lifesaving Club from street above the beach.
View of Warriewood and the Surf Lifesaving Club from street above the beach.
Walking down to the beach from Narrabeen Park Parade.
Walking down to the beach from Narrabeen Park Parade.
Perfect yellow sand.
Perfect yellow sand.
Houses above the beach.
Houses above the beach.
Looking toward Monavale Beach from Warriewood.
Looking toward Monavale Beach from Warriewood.
Boogieboarding.
Boogieboarding.
Love the color of the sand!
Love the color of the sand!
Father and son, and stairs up to Turrimetta Headland.
Father and son, and stairs up to Turrimetta Headland.
Father and son by the rock pools.
Father and son by the rock pools.
Rocks galore to play on.
Rocks galore to play on.
Rock pools on south end of the beach.
Rock pools on south end of the beach.
Cave by the rock pools, a shady spot to sit.
Cave by the rock pools, a shady spot to sit.
Cave and rocks.
Cave and rocks.
Rocks and beach.
Rocks and beach.
Blue bottles (man-of-war) and bird feather.
Blue bottles (man-of-war) and bird feather.
The path up to Turrimetta Headland is surrounded by the greenest grass.
The path up to Turrimetta Headland is surrounded by the greenest grass.
View from the path down to the beach, across the street from Sunrise Cafe.
View from the path down to the beach, across the street from Sunrise Cafe.

Directions

Warriewood Beach is part of the northern beaches of Sydney, north of Narrabeen Beach (the famous surfing beach) and south of Monavale Beach. From Pittwater Rd, turn toward the ocean on Coronation St. Turn right on Melbourne Ave. It becomes Narrabeen Park Parade. Once you pass Sunrise Cafe on the right, turn left into the driveway to the beach. You have to pay for parking. To avoid that, park along one of the side streets above the beach and walk down the pathway that is across the street from Sunrise Cafe.
Sunrise Cafe, 122A Narrabeen Park Parade, Warriewood NSW 2102, Australia, call 9997 2515.

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Ethan
12/07/2016 09:59
Love this beach and Turrimetta Headland!

Last Updated Sat, 26 Nov 2011 17:01:51 GMT