At the head of Collins Flat Beach at North Head is the Collins Beach Waterfall, fed by a creek that drains the high ground of North Head into Spring Cove.
The waterfall can be no more than a trickle during dry period, but is picturesque after rain.
It’s possible to clamber behind the waterfall, although after rain the overhang is fairly damp and a bit muddy.
Getting to Collins Beach Waterfall
There are a few ways to reach the waterfall; the shortest and easiest route to the beach and waterfall is from the end of Collins Beach Road, where there is very limited parking along the road. A well-formed track leads down to the beach.
Alternate approaches are:
- follow a walking track around the bay from a carpark near Stuart St (0.8km return and fairly flat)
- descend an unofficial trail from North Head Scenic Drive along a sandstone wall (0.9km return and steep-ish).