We popped down to Newport Beach after a visit to The Newport (Arms, as was) recently.
The kids hadn’t wanted to sit still and enjoy the Newport’s views after we ate so I brought them down here to run around. Happy twins. Happy mum 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 famous 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.
Cafes: Just across Pittwater Road at the Newport shops.
Toilets: Toilet, change and shower block by the carpark, disabled bathroom there too. Toilets and changing room also down at the south end near the rock pool.
Shade: Trees provide shade on the small reserve.
Playground: Small, fenced new 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 Life saving Club
Bus stop nearby: Yes
Have you taken a trip to Newport recently?