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HORSESHOE BAY

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

Nearby Beaches:
Back (0.5km) Front (1.1km) Little Bay (2.2km) Gap (2.8km) Cobble (3.2km)

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

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.

If this information is inaccurate, please click on the contact us link and advise.

Hazards

Service Providers

  • South West Rocks (Horseshoe Bay) (Lifeguards)

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 20° N/11.00 km/h

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SMOKY CAPE (4 km) issued at Sun 2 Aug 09:00

WATER

21

Issued at Sat, August 1 14:10

SWELL FORECAST

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • NE
    0.8 m
  • NE
    0.8 m
  • NE
    0.6 m
  • S
    1 m
  • S
    1.7 m

South West Rocks issued at Sun, August 2 04:44

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UV INDEX

4

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    03:33
    0.12m
  • High
    09:24
    1.39m
  • Low
    15:17
    0.16m
  • High
    21:50
    1.79m
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Yamba issued at Sun, August 2 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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