Newport Beach + Rock Pool
Ah Newport Beach, you are a field of dreams for my family. The colour of the sand, the beautiful headlands, the reserve and playground and the rock pool make this a summer paradise, good for a walk and a play in winter too.
Newport is a beach well known to surfers, there are two famous breaks that attract surfers from near and far. The beach is about 1.3km long and faces due east.
Take a trek down to the south end of the beach where there’s a famous rock pool. Max Dupain, the Aussie beach photographer took many iconic shots here during the 1930s – 1950s. There’s also a flat rock platform here which is fun to explore so long as the sea isn’t too rough.
You can also find a car parking spot in the road closer to the south end, we’ve never done this ourselves but will try next time. See map below.
Cafes: Just across Pittwater Road at the Newport shops.
Toilets: Toilet, change and shower block by the car park, disabled bathroom there too. Toilets and changing room are also down at the south end near the rock pool.
Shade: Trees provide shade on the small reserve.
Playground: Small, fenced playground at the front of the SLSC.
Mum’s report: More laid back than most beaches around here, quieter and has good surf.
Extra: The Newport gastro pub is just a short drive away, so a visit there and to the beach makes a good day out.
Map: see below
Parking: Yes, meter car park by the Surf Lifesaving Club
Bus stop nearby: Yes
Newport Beach Map
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Have you taken a trip to Newport recently?