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CLOVELLY

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw324
State/Region:
NSW Clovelly
Post Code:
2031
Length:
0.07km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
gordon's bay  (0.3km) coogee  (0.7km) bronte  (0.7km) tamarama  (0.9km) mackenzies  (1km)

Beach Status

OPEN

Beach

Clovelly Beach (NSW 324) is located in the first embayment, a 60 m wide, 350 m deep southeast-facing gap in the rocks. The 60 m long beach is located at the base of the bay and backed by 100 m of bare sand, then a small grassy park and walkway. The entire beach is locked between two rocky ridges that extend like two arms for 300 m seaward of the shoreline, and almost meet at their seaward end (Fig. 4.244). The net result is an almost landlocked beach. Most wave energy is expended breaking on the seaward arms, where the waves have built a boulder beach on the northern side. What little wave energy gets into the bay eventually laps up against what is the lowest energy and quietest patrolled beach in Sydney. The boundary shore platform has been edged and concreted and a small pool is located on the southern side, with the Clovelly SLSC (founded 1907) further out, adjacent to a large car park on the southern headland. Wheelchair access is provided to the rock pool. The beach is also a popular SCUBA diving site.

Swimming

Clovelly is usually calm so stay within your depth or use the pool. Beware of the seaward rocks and entrance to the bay, as these are treacherous.

Surfing

None in Clovelly Bay, but there is a rideable left break over the rocks outside the bay, and a rideable reef off the south side of Gordons Bay.

Fishing

The readily accessible and wide rock platforms either side of Clovelly are popular locations, with the beach itself offering protection in heavy conditions, while Gordons Bay is mainly used to launch fishing boats.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Pool Pool
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • 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 12:05:26

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 26/09 Tue 27/09 Wed 28/09 Thu 29/09 Fri 30/09 Sat 01/10 Sun 02/10
    Clovelly SLSC
    10:00
    -
    16:00
    10:00
    -
    16:00
    Randwick City Council Lifeguard Service
    08:30
    -
    18:00
    08:30
    -
    18:00
    08:30
    -
    18:00
    08:30
    -
    18:00
    08:30
    -
    18:00
    08:30
    -
    18:00
    08:30
    -
    18:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Clovelly SLSC Randwick City Council Lifeguard Service

    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

    Tue, 27 Sep 08:00 am

    WEDDING CAKE (5 km)


    Mostly sunny.
    14.60 °C
    NNW/24 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    TueWedThuFriSatSun
    21° 13° 20° 12° 20° 15° 19° 13° 22° 14° 26° 13°

    WATER

    20

    Issued at Mon, 26 Sep 15:04

    SWELL FORECAST

    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • NW
      21 km/h
      0.7m
    • SSW
      27 km/h
      1.2m
    • W
      16 km/h
      1.1m
    • NE
      27 km/h
      1.7m
    • NNE
      31 km/h
      1.8m
    • NW
      32 km/h
      1.4m
    • NW
      37 km/h
      1.1m
    • WNW
      36 km/h
      1m

    Clovelly issued at Mon, 26 Sep 23:44

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Northwest 15 to 25 knots, tending south to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the early afternoon and reaching 30 knots offshore.
    Swell:
    Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
    Seas:
    1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore in the late morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

    UV INDEX

    5



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      05:45
      1.34m
    • low
      11:31
      0.50m
    • high
      17:51
      1.61m

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    Sydney (Fort Denison) issued at Tue, 27 Sep 08:25

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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