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BELONGIL

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw012
State/Region:
NSW Byron Bay
Post Code:
2481
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately 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.

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

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

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STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
29
First Aids:
144
Preventative Actions:
5717

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

Today 19° NNE/19.00 km/h

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CAPE BYRON AWS (2 km) issued at Wed 2 Sep 16:00

WATER

20

Issued at Wed, September 2 14:04

SWELL FORECAST

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • SE
    1.1 m
  • NE
    1 m
  • NNE
    0.8 m
  • E
    0.6 m
  • SE
    1.6 m

Byron Bay issued at Tue, September 1 16:53

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UV INDEX

7

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    04:31
    -0.04m
  • High
    10:50
    1.47m
  • Low
    16:49
    0.09m
  • High
    23:06
    1.42m
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Gold Coast Seaway issued at Wed, September 2 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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