One of the longer beaches in Sydney’s north, Newport Beach is double the length of some of it’s smaller neighbours and a very popular spot for good reason. With conditions making it suitable for many different water sports, Newport beach is a hub of activity in the warm weather. And just 40 minutes from Sydney by car, and also easily accessible by bus, it is no wonder this beach is popular.
Stretching for over 1.3 kilometers, Newport beach is very family friendly and gives visitors access to a multitude of ways to enjoy the water. Whether you enjoy surfing, yachting, swimming, windsurfing, or even scuba diving – you can enjoy it here. And of course whale and dolphin watching is a favourite past-time of many locals when these magnificent mammals migrate as the seasons change.
Newport beach is suitable for all ages. The surf club runs a nippers program on weekends, teaching lifesaving skills to kids, and it is a patrolled beach so you can safely enjoy the water here when swimming between the flags here. For surfers, there is good swell towards the north end. There is also a 50 meter ocean pool at the southern end of the beach which is good for laps or for younger children not confident in the waves yet, so the whole family can enjoy the day.
All the facilities that you need are here too, with toilets, showers, BBQs, picnic areas and a playground making it a great spot for a picnic. However with loads of great cafes and restaurants so close by you might find it hard not to eat out. Whatever you choose, be sure to check out The Newport. A local institution, this pub has been refurbished and offers a great range of delicious meals, refreshing cold drinks and cool vibes. After hours enjoying the surf and the sun, this might just be the perfect place to wrap up the day.