There is evidence that some form of rescue service has operated from the same approximate area since the early 1900s.
The original clubhouse was an old timber cottage, originally a private residence standing not far from its present site. It was purchased, transported and erected during the club’s first season in July 1964.
On 1 November 1971, a new clubhouse opened with a main hall, a 16-bed bunk room, a well-appointed kitchen, shower and change rooms, and boat shed large enough to house two boats.
In 1977 the Junior Clubhouse was built on top of the amenities block.
On 21 June 1980 – Warringah Council completed additions to the club to provide additional space to the main hall, a new first aid room, extra gear storage space and an open upper sun deck.
1994 saw plans drawn up for clubhouse extensions. Warringah Shire Council was finalising the Development Application and Building Approval. The club anticipated the extensions could be completed by early 1997.
After eight years, the clubhouse redevelopment came to fruition in 1999 and the southern end was opened. The original clubhouse still stood to the north of the new building and was refurbished in the off-season in 2000.
In 2006, architect plans for Stage 2 of the club’s premises were now ready – a massive undertaking at a projected cost of more than $1 million. Construction commenced in 2008 with the old part of the clubhouse was demolished
Finally on 22 August 2010 – the new clubhouse was officially opened by the Federal Member for Mackellar, the Hon. Bronwyn Bishop. Narrabeen Beach proudly boasted one of the most magnificent & modern facilities on Sydney’s northern beaches.
50 year anniversary
A 50th anniversary gala dinner was held at Dee Why RSL Club on the evening of July 12, 2014.
Historical information was provided by various members past and present, to produce a booklet covering Narrabeen Beach SLSC past 50 years.
Huge thanks to Deidre McAlinden for her many, many hours spent collating and documenting the past five decades.
We’ve had a lot of fun over the years!
Some of these little Nippers (and their dads!) are still patrolling members!