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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

    There is no beach service this week.

    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

    Wed, 31 Aug 09:00 am

    SMOKY CAPE (20 km)


    Possible rain.
    17.50 °C
    N/33 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    WedThuFriSatSunMon
    24° 13° 24° 13° 24° 15° 26° 17° 22° 13° 20° 12°

    WATER

    20

    Issued at Wed, 31 Aug 14:03

    SWELL FORECAST

    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • E
      18 km/h
      1m
    • SSW
      19 km/h
      1.2m
    • WSW
      7 km/h
      0.7m
    • SW
      6 km/h
      0.5m
    • NE
      19 km/h
      1.1m
    • NNE
      23 km/h
      1.4m
    • NE
      24 km/h
      1.7m
    • W
      15 km/h
      2m

    Nambucca Heads issued at Tue, 30 Aug 22:43

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore.
    Swell:
    Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
    Seas:
    1 to 2 metres.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 40% chance of rain.

    UV INDEX

    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      02:10
      0.21m
    • high
      07:54
      1.19m
    • low
      13:39
      0.24m
    • high
      20:14
      1.54m

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    South West Rocks issued at Wed, 31 Aug 17:58

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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