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Anna Bay (one Mile)

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED
Beach Number:
nsw232
Includes Beaches:
Anna Bay (one Mile)
State/Region:
NSW - One Mile
Post Code:
2316
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

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.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
100

Location

Information Symbols

  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Parking Parking
  • Bus Bus

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

Patrol Information
  Mon 14/04 Tue 15/04 Wed 16/04 Thu 17/04 Fri 18/04 Sat 19/04 Sun 20/04
One Mile (Port Stephens) (Lifeguards)
10:00
- 17:00
10:00
- 17:00
10:00
- 17:00
10:00
- 17:00
10:00
- 17:00
10:00
- 17:00
10:00
- 17:00

STATISTICS

July 2013 - June 2014

Rescues:
53
First Aids:
112
Preventative Actions:
27639

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: One Mile (Port Stephens) (Lifeguards)

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 20° wind SSE/13 km/h

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Weather information
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22°16° 24°16° 22°17° 22°13° 22°14°

NELSON BAY (NEL (8 km) issued at Wed 16 Apr 15:00 (EST)

WATER

24

Issued at Wed, April 16 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • SSE
    2.1 m
  • SSE
    2 m
  • SSE
    2 m
  • SSE
    2 m
  • SSE
    1.9 m

One Mile issued at Tue, April 15 22:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

5

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    3:33
    0.39m
  • High
    9:39
    1.57m
  • Low
    15:25
    0.48m
  • High
    21:52
    1.87m
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Newcastle issued at Thu, April 17 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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