Turimetta Beach on Sydney’s Northern beaches is a hidden gem. You can see why this location is an extremely popular spot with local landscape and seascape photographers. Sheltered by sheer cliffs along its length Turimetta Beach is well known for the beautiful green moss covered rocky inlet and its constantly evolving landscape with the shifting sands. To avoid the masses of photographers that line it shores every weekend I only ever go to this location midweek when I can be here completely alone. I like to shoot alone so my creativity is not influenced by others and I can shoot where I like without being in someones way.
Heading South from the stairs that lead you down onto the beach brings you to the main rock shelf at the foot of the headland. Here and further round the rock shelf are many photographic opportunities with a variety of interesting rock formations. At low tide it is possible to walk to North Narrabeen and the rock pool there. As you head North along the beach there are several more rock formations that can either be fully exposed or completely hidden depending on how much sand is on the beach. At the Northern point you can again head out onto the rock shelf if the tide permits or even walk further round to Warriewood blowhole which is otherwise harder to access requiring a short abseil down a fishermen’s rope attached to the cliff face.
Be sure to visit Turimetta Beach in Australia’s winter months when the rock are covered in a thick green weed. Shoot at a medium to high tide to ensure that enough of interesting rock formations are still showing and there is sufficient water flow to capture.
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