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Garie Beach NSW, Australia

Garie Beach is a beach located in the Royal National Park, on the outskirts of southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. There are two theories of the origins of the name. Garie is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘sleepy’. The name could also be a deviation of the name of a bushranger called Geaty, who camped here. It was a beautiful place. And still is. Garie Beach is accessible via Garie Road, and has a carpark. It has no barbecue but has toilets, a surf safety centre, a kiosk and a picnic area. A youth hostel was previously located nearby Garie beach, however burnt down in December 2010. It is still undecided as to whether it will be rebuilt or not.

Garie Beach has some of the best surfing waves in Sydney and is a very popular family beach destination. The Garie Surf Life Saving Club will provide an essential community service in helping to keep the public safe at the beach. Garie is home to the Garie Boardriders Club. Garie Boardriders has an active membership of just over 100 member on average and has been continually running as a boardriders club since 1978. The club’s books now have over 500 members on them and a lot of older members are returning to compete in the senior and masters divisions.

Garie Boardriders is affiliated with the Surfing Illawarra, Surfing NSW and Surfing Australia. Garie’s members have competed up to Australia Titles level as well as a couple who competed at APSA and more recently ACC level.

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