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ANNA BAY (ONE MILE)

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw232
State/Region:
NSW One Mile
Post Code:
2316
Length:
1.3km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
anna bay (samurai)  (0.8km) boulder  (0.9km) boat harbour  (1km) kingsley  (1.2km) little kingsley  (1.4km)

Beach Status

OPEN

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

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 08/02 Tue 09/02 Wed 10/02 Thu 11/02 Fri 12/02 Sat 13/02 Sun 14/02
    One Mile (Port Stephens) (Lifeguards)
    09:00
    -
    17:00
    09:00
    -
    17:00
    09:00
    -
    17:00
    09:00
    -
    17:00
    09:00
    -
    17:00
    09:00
    -
    17:00
    09:00
    -
    17:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    6
    First Aids:
    183
    Preventative Actions:
    11594

    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

    Thu, 11 Feb 03:00 pm

    NELSON BAY (NEL (5 km)


    Mostly sunny.
    28.70 °C
    ENE/19 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    ThuFriSatSunMonTue
    29° 19° 29° 20° 32° 20° 35° 21° 28° 22° 29° 20°

    WATER

    25

    Issued at Wed, 10 Feb 15:01

    SWELL FORECAST

    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • NNE
      12 km/h
      0.2m
    • ENE
      18 km/h
      0.4m
    • NE
      16 km/h
      0.3m
    • NE
      23 km/h
      0.6m
    • NNE
      17 km/h
      0.4m
    • NE
      29 km/h
      1m
    • SE
      20 km/h
      0.5m
    • SSE
      19 km/h
      0.5m

    One Mile issued at Wed, 10 Feb 19:15

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
    Swell:
    Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
    Seas:
    Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to below 1 metre around midday.
    Weather:
    Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Port Stephens, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm at night.

    UV INDEX

    11



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • Low
      04:51
      0.36m
    • High
      11:14
      1.92m
    • Low
      17:37
      0.21m
    • High
      23:51
      1.67m

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    Newcastle issued at Thu, 11 Feb 00:00

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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