An easy to reach trig on the Northern Beaches, Long Reef Trig is on the end of Long Reef Point between Long Reef Beach and Fishermans Beach. The original trig was constructed in 1882, and the current concrete plinth (erected in 1972) is the fourth trig after previous beacons were destroyed by coastal erosion.
Unlike many other coastal trigs, the area around the concrete is completely clear of vegetation and there are some great views from here.
Getting to Long Reef Trig
The trig station is situated along the Bicentennial Coastal Walk, a “splendid coastal walk featuring significant headlands, sweeping beaches and four lagoons” (it also passes the Turimetta Trig, Dee Why Trig and Bangalley Trig). From Fishermans Beach, the paved trail follows the end of the Long Reef Headland up to the trig station and Long Reef Point Lookout.
You can continue from here to Long Reef Beach…
… or take another trail which descends the Long Reef Headland to a large rock platform.