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Barrenjoey Head

General Info

Barrenjoey is (reputedly) an Aboriginal word for young kangaroo. Home of the Barrenjoey Lighthouse and a couple of houses. There are tracks up to the lighthouse from the ocean beach (hard to find) and Station Beach (on the Pittwater side) which are well marked. There is also a rough track around the base of the headland. Popular spot for fishing.

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History

A Customs House was built in 1843 to combat smuggling which had been rife in the area. New buildings were added in 1862 and survived until they were destroyed by fire in 1976.

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Lighthouse

Located at latitude 33 degrees 35 minutes south and longitude 151 degrees 20 minutes east. The lighthouse gives four flashes every 20 seconds and is visible from 22 nautical miles (40km) out to sea. You can find out more about this lighthouse here

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Moorings

Total Moorings: 2. Status: Closed-No applications accepted

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Satellite Image of Barrenjoey Head

Barrenjoey Head



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