Narrabeen Head Aquatic Reserve
Narrabeen Head Aquatic Reserve is an area of approximately 6 hectares that extends from the rocky shore between the southern end of Turimetta Beach and the rock baths at Narrabeen Head to 100m offshore.
Narrabeen Head was declared an Intertidal Protected Area from 1993 to 2002 and remains an important protected area today where we can learn about the conservation of marine and rocky intertidal plant and animal life and the habitats which support them.
The reserve is a great example of the interconnected ecology of coastal ecosystems. Humans affect the reserve both directly through activities such as fishing as well as indirectly from wastewater and runoff that feeds into the drainage basin that ends in nearby Narrabeen Lagoon. The lagoon then meets the ocean at the reserve's edge where these interactions all have an effect the biodiversity within.
You can learn about Narrabeen Head Aquatic Reserve from the Coastal Environment Centre (CEC), a multi-award winning regional community environmental learning centre run by Pittwater Council from nearby Narrabeen Lagoon.