Photo: Bilgola Beach on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, NSW
Bilgola Beach in NSW - Situated between Avalon and Newport Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Complete with a Surf Life Saving Club, a family can enjoy a great day out here.
Stretching for some 500 metres, the soft sands of Bilgola Beach are noticeablably reddish. Cliffs form both ends of this beautiful beach.
There is also a rock pool to enjoy, where you can swim without worrying about the currents. Located at the southern end of the beach, it also has great views of the beach and surrounds.
At times, there are rips (strong currents) that run along the beach, so it is important for swimmers to follow instructions from the life savers and swim between the flags. If the beach has unusually dangerous swimming conditions, they will close the beach.
Rips are formed when the waves pushes water against the beach. This water will go back out in the most direct route with the least resistance thus forming a strong current that tends to take anything or anyone in its waters with it.
Originally founded in 1949, the Bilgola SLSC at the southern end of the beach. Adjacent you can find the car park as wall as a public amenities block.
More information about the beach at Bilgola can be gained from the Surf Life Saving Club located here:
It also has places great for surfing like most of the Sydney Northern Beaches. The waves form over the main sandbar that is located under the water near the beach.
Other Northern Sydney beaches nearby include Avalon Beach on the north and Newport to the south.
Located not far from the beach on the other side of the peninsula is the Pittwater. A water playland, great for boating, windsurfing and fishing.
Covering Up - Sydney has bright sunny days so wear sun-protective clothing, especially between 10am to 3pm. Find a good SPF30+ sunscreen that is water resistant. Use shade and wear a hat, it all helps to stay looking young, healthy and beautiful as you do.
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Photo: Wider View of Bilgola Beach early in the Morning