Newport Beach + Rock Pool on Sydney’s Northern Beaches

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.

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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.

NB that’s twice as long as Bilgola and Avalon beaches further north, so better for a walk,

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.

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The lovely colours of the rock pool which is at the south end of the beach
Newport Beach Rock pool
The kids like to check out the rock pools around here, I like to do laps

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

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The sand at Newport beach is rose gold, just gorgeous
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Newport Beach Map

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  1. says: Diane Godley

    Sydney’s northern beaches has so many places to play at any time of year. With short walks in the bush, rocks to scramble over, lagoons to cycle around, ocean pools to wade in, and of course loads of sand to play in, the peninsula is Sydney’s best outdoor playground… And a great place to bring kids to get them off their devices. Check out some of the many free things to do at

    1. says: Seana Smith

      Hello there Diane, nice to e-meet you. I’ve just been looking around your sites, lots of great locations listed and advice given. I am meaning to update my post about websites/blogs about specific parts of Sydney so will get in touch with you when I get it started.

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