Washaway Beach is nestled between Dobroyd Head and Grotto Point in Clontarf / Manly. As the name implies, it is occasionally washed away. When fully present the beach is up to 200 m long and faces due east toward Sydney Harbour entrance. Consequently. During high waves the thin veneer of sand is literally washed away, exposing massive slabs of sandstone, with at best patches of sand visible at low tide.