- 28 Jan
Queenscliff 2096, NSW
Queenscliff Beach (NSW 317a) lies below the heavily built up Queenscliff Head with the surf club located just south of the usually closed lagoon entrance (Fig. 4.217a). Limited parking is provided along Ocean and adjacent streets. The beach is within 10 minutes walk from Manly Wharf and a headland tunnel connects the beach, via the rocks, to Freshwater Beach.
Rips dominate the entire beach so it is essential swimmers stay between the flags and avoid the rips, particularly at the northern end. A rock pool is located on the northern rock platform. Waves tend to be a little lower toward Manly, however rips and the efficient Escalator still persists even during lower waves. The rips and high level of beach usage, particularly by tourists, result in an average of 218 rescues each year.