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ANNA BAY (SAMURAI)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
nsw231
State/Region:
NSW One Mile
Post Code:
2316
Length:
1.1km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
anna bay (one mile)  (0.8km) boulder  (1.6km) boat harbour  (1.7km) kingsley  (2km) boulder bay  (2.1km)

Beach

Anna Bay is a 2 km wide southeast-facing bay bordered by the rocky shores of Fingal Head to the north and Moana Point in the south. In between is a curving 2 km long section of sand containing two exposed beaches (NSW 231 & 232), most of which are located in Tomaree National Park. The northern Samurai beach (NSW 231) curves gently to the southwest for 1.1 km to Samurai Point, a small boundary headland. It is backed by active dunes rising to 30 m and extending 800 m inland (Fig. 4.136). The beach is accessible to 4WD and a popular spot for beach driving. It is also an official nude beach.The southern One Mile Beach (NSW 232), also known to surfers as Anna Bay, is 1.3 km long and curves round to face the east against the southern rocks. It also has dunes reaching 400 m inland at its northern end. At the southern end the dunes narrow and are backed by a caravan park, a shaded parking and picnic area and a kiosk. Wave height is low in the south averaging 0.5 m, but increases up the beach to 1.5 m along the central and northern half of One Mile and along Samurai. A single bar dominates One Mile with a strong permanent rip against the southern rocks, and 3-4 beach rips increasing in size up the beach. The more exposed Samurai has two bars, the inner usually cut by four rips, while the outer has 2-3 large rips, including a permanent rip against the northern headland.

Swimming

Best at the southern end of One Mile, which is patrolled by lifeguards during summer. Up the beach and at Samurai be very careful of the persistent rips.

Surfing

Anna Bay is a popular surf spot with the wide surf zone and bars providing an opportunity for good beach breaks, with beach breaks also extending the length of both beaches.

Fishing

Professional fishers use the southern headland as a lookout to spot schools of fish, which they net and drag back to shore. Stay out of their way when they are working. Boats can be launched off the beach during low waves and the gutters and southern rocks are popular spots.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • 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 12:04:59

     

    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, 06 May 03:00 pm

      NELSON BAY (NEL (4 km)


      Mostly sunny.
      22.80 °C
      E/11 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      SatSunMonTueWedThu
      24° 13° 23° 17° 23° 18° 22° 17° 20° 13° 20° 12°

      WATER

      22

      Issued at Fri, 06 May 14:21

      SWELL FORECAST

      Saturday
      Sunday
      Monday
      Tuesday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • SSE
        8 km/h
        0.1m
      • NE
        19 km/h
        0.4m
      • NNE
        24 km/h
        1.1m
      • S
        21 km/h
        1m
      • SSE
        14 km/h
        0.9m
      • WNW
        16 km/h
        0.9m
      • WNW
        25 km/h
        0.6m
      • W
        35 km/h
        0.9m

      One Mile issued at Fri, 06 May 23:53

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
      Swell:
      Easterly around 1 metre.
      Seas:
      Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy.

      UV INDEX

      5



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • low
        02:33
        0.18m
      • high
        08:40
        1.64m
      • low
        14:31
        0.27m
      • high
        21:00
        2.00m

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      Port Stephens issued at Sat, 07 May 02:54

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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