Garie SLSC is the only Royal National Park Club accessible by car. The beach spans approximately 900m and runs along the entrances to four small valleys. Shacks dot the landscape at the southern end of the beach in a small clearing of the valley.

The surf is said to be best at Garie than any other in the RNP. However Garie doesn’t come without its hazards. The rip currents and troughs are a potential danger for swimmers and boulder and rocks to the north and south around Little Garie beach are also a problem.

The beach averages around a 1.5m wave and usually sports four or five rip currents. The northern valley is generally more protected by the headland, which rises 110m above into a cliff face.