Turimetta is a relatively small, 350m long beach, located in the Sydney’s Northern Beaches district, just next to the Narrabeen beach. Two access trails start at the Narrabeen Park Pde and Peal Pl.
Beach is backed by two 20-35m high bluffs – Turimetta Head on the North and Narrabeen Head on the South.
Southern end of the beach (Narrabeen Head) is famous among Sydney photographers as an excellent photographic location – a large rock platform with great textures, position, relief and mossy rocks (in winter) makes it a great seascape spot.
I guess, if you come here in very early morning, a chance of bumping into a photographer is very close to 100%, so don’t forget your torch.
As for many other similar coastal locations, low tide is a best time to visit this place – the rock shelf is fully exposed and presents many excellent photographic subjects.
Considering the number of fishermen (unfortunately, not shown on the photo above) , the other side of the beach, Turrimetta Head, is a popular fishing location.
Basically, during the dawn, this beach is mostly occupied and divided by two groups of men – one with tripods (south) and one with rods (north). Surfers usually come after the sunrise.
A flat rocky platform of the Turimetta Head is completely covered by large boulders and rocks and that makes it quite spectacular as well. Unfortunately, this place is almost ignored by photographers.
While visiting the place, be very careful: all these rocks (and especially mossy ones) are extremely slippery, and, regardless of how low tide is, an occasional wave can wash you off the rock.