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Belongil

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED
Beach Number:
nsw012
Includes Beaches:
Belongil
State/Region:
NSW - Byron Bay
Post Code:
2481
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

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.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Surface:
Sealed
Spaces:
50

Location

Information Symbols

  • Parking Parking
  • Bus Bus

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

Patrol Information
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First Sun (Lifeguards)
09:00
- 17:00
09:00
- 17:00
09:00
- 17:00
09:00
- 17:00
09:00
- 17:00
09:00
- 17:00
09:00
- 17:00

STATISTICS

July 2013 - June 2014

Rescues:
4
First Aids:
66
Preventative Actions:
1708

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

Hazards

Service Providers

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

Today 24° wind N/7 km/h

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Weather information
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CAPE BYRON AWS (3 km) issued at Fri 25 Apr 09:30 (EST)

WATER

25

Issued at Fri, April 25 07:01

SWELL FORECAST

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • E
    0.7 m
  • E
    0.7 m
  • E
    0.8 m
  • E
    0.9 m
  • E
    0.7 m

Byron Bay issued at Wed, April 23 22:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

6

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    4:51
    1.54m
  • Low
    11:18
    0.34m
  • High
    17:33
    1.44m
  • Low
    23:31
    0.46m
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Yamba issued at Fri, April 25 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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