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Beach Number:
nsw125
State/Region:
NSW Nambucca Heads
Post Code:
2448
Length:
0.6km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
beilbys  (0.3km) nambucca north  (0.4km) shelly  (0.7km) v wall  (0.8km) entrance  (0.9km)

Beach

Nambucca Heads Main Beach (NSW 125) continuous south of the rocks for 600 m to a more prominent bluff, at the base of which is the Nambucca Heads SLSC (Fig. 4.64). Car parking is provided both above and below the bluffs, with shops and amenities ontop of the bluffs. The bluffs form headlands, rocks and reefs where they protrude into the surf, resulting in an irregular beach alternating with rocks (Fig. 4.65) and waves averaging 1 m in height. The beach usually has a continuous attached bar under normal waves, with rips forming during higher wave conditions, particularly amongst the rocks. The surf club, which was formed in 1933, averages 14 rescues each year.

Swimming

These are five moderately sheltered, but rock and reef-dominated beaches, so use care when swimming. The most popular are the Main patrolled and the more sheltered Shelly.

Surfing

These beaches are not renown for their surf, though you will usually find a few locals surfing the northern and Main Beach breaks. During larger east and southeast waves there are breaks on some of the outer reefs.

Fishing

Best gutters are around the many rocks which are fished for mulloway, tailor, bream and flathead. Shelly Beach, the Jewie Hole on the heads and Wellington Rock to the east are all popular spots and are fished for bream, flathead, tailor and mulloway, with boat launching also at Shelly's.

General

Nambucca Heads is a popular coastal town of 7000 located on the northern side of the Nambucca River mouth. The 40 m high head extends north of the river for 3 km as a mixture of cliffs, bluffs, rocks and reefs, and divides the adjacent shoreline into five rock-bound beaches (NSW 124-128).

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Bus Bus

Regulation Symbols

    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.

    Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:05:05

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 26/09 Tue 27/09 Wed 28/09 Thu 29/09 Fri 30/09 Sat 01/10 Sun 02/10
    Nambucca Heads SLSC Inc
    09:00
    -
    13:00
    09:00
    -
    13:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Nambucca Heads SLSC Inc Nambucca Heads Beach (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

    Tue, 27 Sep 09:00 am

    SMOKY CAPE (20 km)


    Clear.
    15.80 °C
    WSW/15 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    TueWedThuFriSatSun
    25° 12° 22° 12° 25° 15° 22° 12° 25° 12° 25° 12°

    WATER

    21

    Issued at Tue, 27 Sep 14:24

    SWELL FORECAST

    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • WSW
      16 km/h
      0.8m
    • WSW
      16 km/h
      0.8m
    • SSW
      12 km/h
      1m
    • ESE
      14 km/h
      1m
    • ENE
      20 km/h
      1m
    • WSW
      19 km/h
      1.2m
    • SSE
      12 km/h
      0.6m
    • W
      24 km/h
      0.6m

    Nambucca Heads issued at Tue, 27 Sep 02:37

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Tending northwest to northeasterly in the early afternoon then tending south to southwesterly in the late evening.
    Swell:
    Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
    Seas:
    1 to 2 metres.
    Weather:
    Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore south of Coffs Harbour, near zero chance elsewhere.

    UV INDEX

    7



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      00:14
      0.26m
    • high
      06:08
      1.09m
    • low
      11:51
      0.33m
    • high
      18:22
      1.38m

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    South West Rocks issued at Tue, 27 Sep 20:22

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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