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MUNGO

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
nsw221
State/Region:
NSW
Post Code:

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.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
200

Location

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  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • Parking Parking

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.

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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 17° S/9.00 km/h

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NELSON BAY (NEL (16 km) issued at Wed 1 Jul 15:00

WATER

20

Issued at Wed, July 1 14:10

SWELL FORECAST

Today's Swell Description
Wind:
Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning south to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the afternoon
Swell:
Southerly 1 to 1
Seas:
Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning
Weather:
Partly cloudy

UV INDEX

2

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    02:24
    0.35m
  • High
    08:23
    1.48m
  • Low
    13:58
    0.50m
  • High
    20:32
    1.98m
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Newcastle issued at Thu, July 2 00:00

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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