Burning Palms Surf Life Saving Club was formed in 1939 and has continued to patrol the beach every Sunday and Public Holidays from the last weekend in September to end of April each year. Saturday patrols are maintained during December and January.

The beach has a permanent rip at the northern end and the safest area to swim in normally in the middle of the beach.

See our beach on Beachsafe

Located in the Royal National Park, this beach is only accessible by walking track from the Garawarra car park (20 metres to the right off the Garies turnoff) near the ranger station, or by walking along the coast from Garie and through Era.

Burning Palms is a great surfing beach but can be quite hazardous at times. Rip currents generally number around four. Two of these run up against the headlands and the rest shift in the central part of the beach. Sand bars between the rips are often detached from the beach by deep troughs so caution is advised.

Shacks occupy the northern slopes of the valley and the surf club has a Clubhouse situated back from the beach in the bush.