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MUNGO

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
nsw221
State/Region:
NSW Mungo Brush
Post Code:
2423
Length:
16.8km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
dark point north  (5.2km) submarine/fiona  (8.7km) bennetts  (9.3km) treachery/yagon  (12km) lighthouse  (13.3km)

Beach

Mungo Beach begins on the south side of the Big Gibber Headland and curves gently to the southwest for 16.8 km to the cuspate foreland in lee of Broughton Island, known as Sandy Point. It is the third longest beach in NSW and one of the most dramatic with frequent big surf, high dunes and blowouts to the north and Broughton Island located 3 km offshore. The beach is only accessible at Mungo Brush car park and the Stewart and Lloyds camping area, with 4WD access at Mungo Brush and Sandy Point. There is also lakeside camping at Mungo Brush. The long beach faces the southeast curving round slightly in the south toward Sandy Point. In the north it is backed by some of the biggest blowouts and parabolic dunes south of Stradbroke Island. It receives waves averaging 1.6 m, which decrease only slightly in the south. These maintain a continuous attached inner bar, fronted by a 100 m wide, deep trough and a rhythmic outer bar cut by strong rips every 400 m.

Swimming

A hazardous beach with a continuous deep trough and strong rips dominating and often a heavy shorebreak. If swimming, stay close inshore and away from the rips and any currents.

Surfing

Waves can be found on the outer bar during moderate swell, with the inner bar tending to close out.

Fishing

A popular beach for vehicle based beach fishing, with beach driving permitted between Mungo and Big Gibber.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park

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 12:04:48

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    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

      Mon, 30 May 03:00 pm

      NELSON BAY (NEL (16 km)


      Clear.
      17.50 °C
      SSW/11 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
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      18° 20° 10° 19° 11° 19° 10° 20° 11° 21° 14°

      WATER

      22

      Issued at Mon, 30 May 14:06

      SWELL FORECAST

      Monday
      Tuesday
      Wednesday
      Thursday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • W
        20 km/h
        1.7m
      • WSW
        18 km/h
        1.6m
      • WSW
        20 km/h
        1.2m
      • SSE
        20 km/h
        1.1m
      • WSW
        6 km/h
        0.6m
      • SE
        6 km/h
        1.8m
      • WSW
        9 km/h
        2m
      • WSW
        13 km/h
        1.8m

      Mungo Brush issued at Sun, 29 May 18:06

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots offshore during the morning. Winds tending south to southwesterly during the day.
      Swell:
      Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by evening.
      Seas:
      1 to 1.5 metres.
      Weather:
      Mostly sunny day. 30% chance of a shower in the evening.

      UV INDEX

      3



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        02:14
        1.57m
      • low
        08:55
        0.40m
      • high
        15:21
        1.46m
      • low
        21:08
        0.65m

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      Port Stephens issued at Mon, 30 May 20:40

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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