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MINNIE WATER

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw063
State/Region:
NSW
Post Code:

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
Rocky Point (0.5km) Pipers Hill (0.5km) Illaroo South (0.7km) Tree Pt (1) (0.7km) Tree Pt (2) (0.8km)

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

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:
10
First Aids:
14
Preventative Actions:
564

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

Today 18° SSW/9.00 km/h

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GRAFTON AIRPORT (16 km) issued at Wed 29 Jul 12:00

WATER

21

Issued at Tue, July 28 14:15

SWELL FORECAST

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • S
    1.5 m
  • S
    1.2 m
  • S
    0.9 m
  • S
    0.7 m
  • SE
    0.5 m

issued at Wed, July 29 04:54

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UV INDEX

4

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    00:35
    0.41m
  • High
    06:10
    1.19m
  • Low
    12:01
    0.30m
  • High
    18:54
    1.65m
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Yamba issued at Wed, July 29 00:00

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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