Located between Warriewood Beach to the south and Basin Beach / Bongil Bongil to the north, Mona Vale Beach is a one kilometre long beach that’s great for swimming and surfing. At the southern end are 30m high shale cliffs, and at the northern end is the Mona Vale SLSC (founded 1922), a large car park, park and picnic areas, and a rock pool shared with The Basin.
Mona Vale Beach is is a rip-dominated beach, with permanent rips against the rocks. Swimming is more popular at the northern end (which is patrolled) and surfing at the southern end, where there is a break called Cooks Terrace by the locals. It’s a popular beach for families.
Getting to Mona Vale Beach
The beach is near the start of Mona Vale Road on the Northern Beaches, and has multiple access points including Coronation Street (near the Mona Vale Hospital) at the southern end and Surfview Road at the busier northern end. It’s also possible to reach the beach using public transport:
- Train to Chatswood then L60 bus
- Train to Milsons Point then L84 bus
- Train to Wynyard then L84 / L85 bus.
- Beachsafe – Mona Vale
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