If you are looking for a day on the beach but wanting to avoid the crowds, head down to Turimetta Beach. This 350 meter long stretch of beach is much quieter than many of the other beaches surrounding Sydney. Turimetta is surrounded by cliffs, and until recently you had to descend a steep gravel path to reach the beach. There are now a set of stairs but it is still a decent climb.
At high tide the water comes close to reaching the cliff face, however at low tide it reveals several interesting rock carvings on the cliff wall. Turimetta is known to have strong rips, so do swim with care as this is not a patrolled beach. Turimetta is frequented by fishermen
, and the catch here is rumoured to be good at certain times of year. Photographers also find Turimetta an ideal spot, as there is much bird life and other natural features to capture. Address: Narrabeen Park Parade, Warriewood, NSW, 2102.