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BOX

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
nsw227
State/Region:
NSW Shoal Bay
Post Code:
2315
Length:
0.35km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
wreck  (0.4km) fly roads  (0.4km) wreck north  (0.6km) zenith  (0.8km) fingal  (0.9km)

Beach

Immediately south of Zenith are three similar east-facing beaches all within Tomaree National Park. The first (NSW 225) lies at the base of Stephens Peak and is a 50 m long sandy beach wedged in a gap in the rocks and often awash at high tide and even absent following severe erosion. It can only be accessed on foot from the Wreck Beach car park. Wreck Beach (NSW 226) is located 100 m to the south and is a 200 m long sandy beach located at the end of a 500 m walking track from the backing streets. It usually has an attached bar with rips forming against the rocks during higher waves. Box Beach (NSW 227) lies 500 m further south and is 350 m long and the most accessible with a car park and a 200 m walkway to the beach. All three beaches are bordered by 100 m high conical headlands. Waves average 1 m and the beaches usually have a shallow attached bar or may be reflective during periods of low waves. Rips do however run out against the headlands whenever waves exceed 1 m.

Swimming

The main beaches usually receive waves averaging 1 m or less and are moderately safe for swimming. However higher seas produce strong rips against the rocks.

Surfing

Usually only shorebreak however during big east and southeast swell Fly Roads can provide rights breaking along the spit, while south winds blow offshore.

Fishing

There is beach and rock fishing off all the beaches, with Fly Roads also fished by professional fishermen. Be careful if crossing the spit when breached as fishers have been trapped by the tide.

General

4WD permitted on Fly Roads beach.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area

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 12:05:10

     

    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

      Fri, 01 Jul 09:00 am

      NELSON BAY (NEL (2 km)


      Windy. Mostly sunny.
      12.90 °C
      SW/20 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      FriSatSunMonTueWed
      15° 10° 17° 17° 18° 18° 10° 17° 11°

      WATER

      19

      Issued at Thu, 30 Jun 14:04

      SWELL FORECAST

      Friday
      Saturday
      Sunday
      Monday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • WNW
        32 km/h
        1m
      • W
        35 km/h
        1.4m
      • W
        26 km/h
        2.2m
      • W
        17 km/h
        1.7m
      • W
        17 km/h
        1.3m
      • SW
        7 km/h
        1.1m
      • NW
        10 km/h
        0.8m
      • ENE
        11 km/h
        0.6m

      Shoal Bay issued at Thu, 30 Jun 17:47

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Reaching up to 35 knots offshore south of Norah Head in the late evening.
      Swell:
      Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
      Seas:
      2 to 3 metres.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

      UV INDEX

      2



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        05:14
        1.42m
      • low
        11:09
        0.37m
      • high
        17:49
        1.82m

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      Port Stephens issued at Fri, 01 Jul 14:28

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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