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Horseshoe Bay

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Beach Number:
nsw136
Includes Beaches:
Horseshoe Bay
State/Region:
NSW - South West Rocks
Post Code:
2431
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 ( Least hazardous)

Beach

Horseshoe Bay (NSW 136) is the most popular beach in the town, and is located at the end of the main street, and backed by a beachfront caravan park and park. It is also patrolled by lifeguards during the summer holidays. The curving 150 m long beach is wedged between the hard sloping adamellite rocks of Point Briner and Monument Point. The point and its north-facing orientation results in waves averaging between 0.5-1 m. These maintain a low attached bar, that fills much of the bay (Fig. 4.72), with rips draining out either side of the bay during higher waves.

Swimming

The patrolled Horseshoe Bay and Front Beach are the best areas for swimming and usually free of rips. Back beach is isolated and prone to rips.

Surfing

Back Beach receives the biggest waves and usually has beach breaks. Bigger swell bring waves to Front Beach and Laggers Point, known as Trial Bay.

Fishing

Back Beach, South Wall, Back (South West) Creek, the footbridge and Laggers Point are all popular spots, with a boat launching ramp 1 km up the creek. There is vehicle access to Back Beach with a beach driving permit required from Kempsey Shire Council.

General

South West Rocks is a growing town of 3500 located on the north-facing shore of Trial Bay and adjacent the trained Macleay River mouth. The town has three increasingly sheltered north-facing beaches

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
50

Location

Information Symbols

  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Showers Showers
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • Shelters Shelters
  • Parking Parking
  • Bus Bus

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

There is no beach service this week.

STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
0
First Aids:
5
Preventative Actions:
1356

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: South West Rocks (Horseshoe Bay) (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 23° wind NE/7 km/h

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SMOKY CAPE (6 km) issued at Wed 26 Nov 15:00 (EST)

WATER

23

Issued at Wed, November 26 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • NE
    0.8 m
  • SSE
    1.1 m
  • E
    1 m
  • ENE
    0.8 m
  • E
    1.1 m

South West Rocks issued at Tue, November 25 23:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

12

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    4:59
    0.26m
  • High
    11:46
    1.65m
  • Low
    18:25
    0.22m
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Yamba issued at Wed, November 26 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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