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Minnie Water

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Beach Number:
nsw063
Includes Beaches:
Minnie Water
State/Region:
NSW - Minnie Water
Post Code:
2462
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach

Minnie Water is one of the older fishing settlements on the coast owing to the good anchorage in lee of the prominent southern reef and the presence of permanent water which drains across the beach, hence the name. The beach (NSW 63) is 1.5 km long and consists of two parts. The northern half receives the full force of the waves and has a single attached bar usually cut by 2-3 beach rips and a permanent rip against Rocky Point (Figs. 4.37 & 4.38). The southern half lies in lee of the reef and is used to launch fishing boats. It has a wide flat beach with an attached bar grading south to a reflective beach. The beach is used as a road access to the launching area. It terminates at the low rocks, which barely separate it from Pipers Hill Beach and Tree Point. There is a reserve towards the northern end opposite the store, which contains a hall, toilets, picnic area, the new temporary Minnie Waters SLSC and vehicle beach access track.

Swimming

These are four rock bound and partly sheltered beaches, with rips only occurring on the more exposed northern section of Minnie Waters, and against all the boundary rocks during bigger seas.

Surfing

The only surf are the beach breaks on northern Minnie Waters.

Fishing

Best beach gutters are on the northern end, while the sheltered lagoon acts as a nursery and attracts a wide range of beach fish, including tropical species in summer.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
30

Location

Information Symbols

  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • Shelters Shelters
  • Playground Playground
  • Parking Parking

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
  Mon 23/03 Tue 24/03 Wed 25/03 Thu 26/03 Fri 27/03 Sat 28/03 Sun 29/03
Minnie Water-Wooli SLSC
          09:00
- 14:00
09:00
- 14:00

STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
10
First Aids:
13
Preventative Actions:
441

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Minnie Water-Wooli SLSC Minnie Waters (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

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Byron Bay (23 km) issued at (EST)

WATER

26

Issued at Sun, March 29 16:07

SWELL FORECAST

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1 km from Minnie Water issued at Sat, March 28 23:00 (EST)

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UV INDEX

9

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    4:55
    1.37m
  • Low
    11:45
    0.58m
  • High
    17:44
    1.10m
  • Low
    23:15
    0.64m
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Yamba issued at Sun, March 29 00:00 (Local Time)

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TODAY'S RADAR

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