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BELONGIL

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw012
State/Region:
NSW Byron Bay
Post Code:
2481
Length:
2.5km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
main (byron bay)  (1km) clarks  (1.3km) byron bay  (1.4km) the pass  (1.6km) wategos  (2km)

Beach

Belongil Beach (NSW 12) trends southeast for 2.5 km from the sandy Belongil Creek mouth, to the seawall at Byron Bay (Fig. 4.14). It is part of a low eroding 200 m wide barrier, that is undeveloped along the northern few hundred metre where it is backed by Belongil Creek. The central 1 km long section has beachfront houses, many of which are fronted by rocks and debris, with the undeveloped southern section occupied by the Byron Bay Beach Reserve, then a beachfront caravan park and the swimming pool, both located behind the seawall. Limited access and parking is provided in the residential section and at the seawall car park.The beach has an attached inner bar which is cut by rips every few hundred metre during and following periods of high waves, with the rips filling in under lower waves. A longshore trough runs off this bar with the outer bar cut by more widely spaced rips. A wreck lies in the surf just north of the seawall.

Swimming

This beach is moderately safe when the inner rips are absent, but still be wary of the rips when present and the longshore trough. Safest swimming is south toward Byron Bay and away from the creek mouth.

Surfing

Variable beach breaks decreasing in height to south, depend on prevailing conditions. Sand bars around The Wreck of the SS Wollongbar, just north of the seawall can produce a good right during larger swell.

Fishing

Gutters only occur following high seas.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Bus Bus

Regulation Symbols

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    11
    First Aids:
    104
    Preventative Actions:
    11023

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: First Sun (Lifeguards)

    Hazards

    Service Providers

    • First Sun (Lifeguards)

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

    WEATHER

    Sun, 14 Feb 02:00 pm

    CAPE BYRON AWS (2 km)


    Partly cloudy.
    25.10 °C
    SSW/35 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    SunMonTueWedThuFri
    28° 20° 29° 20° 30° 20° 28° 21° 27° 20° 28° 20°

    WATER

    26

    Issued at Sat, 13 Feb 15:04

    SWELL FORECAST

    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • S
      23 km/h
      1.1m
    • S
      32 km/h
      1.1m
    • S
      30 km/h
      1.7m
    • S
      28 km/h
      1.9m
    • SSW
      8 km/h
      1.8m
    • NNE
      19 km/h
      1.7m
    • SW
      16 km/h
      1.5m
    • SSE
      23 km/h
      1.9m

    Byron Bay issued at Sat, 13 Feb 23:28

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore.
    Swell:
    Easterly around 1 metre.
    Seas:
    1 to 2 metres.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

    UV INDEX

    13



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • High
      00:28
      1.38m
    • Low
      06:27
      0.33m
    • High
      12:39
      1.32m
    • Low
      18:56
      0.21m

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    Gold Coast Seaway issued at Sun, 14 Feb 00:00

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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