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HORSESHOE BAY

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw136
State/Region:
NSW South West Rocks
Post Code:
2431
Length:
0.15km
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

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Showers Showers
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • Shelters Shelters
  • 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 12:05:20

     

    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: South West Rocks (Horseshoe Bay) (Lifeguards)

    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

    Thu, 25 Aug 09:00 am

    SMOKY CAPE (4 km)


    Partly cloudy.
    12.70 °C
    SW/15 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    ThuFriSatSunMonTue
    21° 15° 19° 13° 20° 13° 21° 14° 23° 15° 22° 16°

    WATER

    20

    Issued at Wed, 24 Aug 13:59

    SWELL FORECAST

    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • W
      26 km/h
      1.4m
    • SW
      23 km/h
      1.6m
    • WSW
      17 km/h
      1.7m
    • SSW
      22 km/h
      1.4m
    • SW
      24 km/h
      0.8m
    • SSW
      28 km/h
      0.9m
    • SW
      17 km/h
      1m
    • E
      11 km/h
      1m

    South West Rocks issued at Wed, 24 Aug 18:19

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the day. Turning south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and evening.
    Swell:
    Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday. 2nd
    Seas:
    1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore. 1st
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.

    UV INDEX

    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      01:29
      1.16m
    • low
      07:40
      0.30m
    • high
      14:26
      1.37m
    • low
      20:52
      0.46m

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    South West Rocks issued at Thu, 25 Aug 12:45

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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