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WOOLI

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw073
State/Region:
NSW
Post Code:

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

Nearby Beaches:
Jones (2.1km) Wilsons (2.7km) Stony (3.1km) Barcoongere Rocks 1 (3.3km) Diggers Camp South (3.5km)

Beach

Wooli Beach (NSW 73) curves to the south from Wilsons Headland for 6.6 km to the north entrance wall at Wooli River (Fig. 4.40). The walls were constructed in the 1970s to provide better navigation for the fishing boats. The northern half of the beach lies in Yuraygir National Park and can only be accessed by 4WD from just south of Wilsons Head or Wooli. The elongate Wooli township occupies the northern portion of a narrow 3 km long spit, which separates the ocean from the Wooli River. North of the town the beach is backed by dunes, which increase in activity up toward Wilson Head, in places extending 500 m inland. The dunes are backed by a low swampy area and older Pleistocene dunes. Wooli is a popular destination for boat and beach fishers. The entire beach is well exposed to waves, which combines with the fine sand to produce an energetic double bar system. The inner bar is usually attached with rips cutting across it every 300-400 m, while the outer bar has more widely spaced rips. Between the southern Wooli River training wall and the low rocky Jones Point is 750 m long moderate energy, east-northeast-facing Jones Beach (NSW 74). The beach is only accessible by boat or by a long walk drive from the south. The beach is sheltered in lee of the rock reef that extends off the point, with wave height increasing up the beach and a permanent rip against the entrance wall. The rocky area has an abundant marine life and is a popular location for snorkelling and fossicking amongst the rocks. It is also a Sanctuary Area of the marine park, so look but do not take.

Swimming

Lifeguards patrol the beach during the summer holidays, so stay between the flags and clear of the rips which dominate the beach.

Surfing

Beach breaks only.

Fishing

The best gutters are up the beach near Wilson Head, with the Wooli River North (entrance) Wall offering both beach and creek fishing. The beach is fished for mulloway, bream and tailor, with flathead and whiting also in the creek. Jones Beach is a Sanctuary Area.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
100

Location

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  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • 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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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 10° WSW/7.00 km/h

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GRAFTON AIRPORT (16 km) issued at Wed 5 Aug 22:00

WATER

20

Issued at Wed, August 5 14:14

SWELL FORECAST

Today's Swell Description
Wind:
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, locally reaching 20 knots
Swell:
Southerly 1 to 1
Seas:
1 to 2 metres
Weather:
Mostly sunny

UV INDEX

4

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    05:52
    0.20m
  • High
    12:05
    1.42m
  • Low
    18:01
    0.39m
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Yamba issued at Wed, August 5 00:00

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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