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25° & RAINY ON FRIDAY 24 JANUARY IN SYDNEY
By Jasmine Crittenden
December 18, 2019
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Sydney's Disappearing MacKenzies Bay Beach Has Made a Triumphant Return

It's back.
By Jasmine Crittenden
December 18, 2019
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Just when you thought you'd kicked back on all the best Sydney beaches and plunged into every unusual swimming hole, another beach appears, just like that. Its name is MacKenzies and it's one of the teeniest-tiniest strips of sand in Australia, if not the world. In fact, it's so small that sometimes it's not there at all.

Confused? Well, here's the lowdown. MacKenzies is a tucked away bay in the eastern suburbs, found about 100 metres north of Tamarama. Most of the time, its shoreline is made up of rocks and nothing but rocks. But, every few years, enough sand washes up that it qualifies as a beach. And that's just what's happened over the past day or two.

The bay goes from this...

Russell Street via Flickr

...to this.

If you get yourself down there for a bit of an explore, do take care. Underwater is laced with jagged rocks and the surf is rough and rippy. Swimming isn't particularly recommended.

You'll currently find MacKenzies Bay beach in between Tamarama and Bondi (but not for long).

Top image: Dave Keeshan via Flickr.

Published on December 18, 2019 by Jasmine Crittenden

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