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CLOVELLY

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED 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

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

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    51
    First Aids:
    433
    Preventative Actions:
    184

    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

    Thu, 26 May 10:00 am

    WEDDING CAKE (5 km)


    Possible morning rain.
    15.20 °C
    N/22 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    ThuFriSatSunMonTue
    20° 14° 18° 14° 17° 13° 17° 13° 18° 14° 18° 15°

    WATER

    22

    Issued at Wed, 25 May 14:02

    SWELL FORECAST

    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • NW
      22 km/h
      2m
    • WNW
      24 km/h
      1.4m
    • W
      30 km/h
      1.2m
    • W
      31 km/h
      1.6m
    • NW
      24 km/h
      1.9m
    • W
      35 km/h
      1.2m
    • W
      34 km/h
      1.4m
    • WSW
      29 km/h
      1.5m

    Clovelly issued at Wed, 25 May 19:51

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening.
    Swell:
    Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
    Seas:
    1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
    Weather:
    Cloudy. 60% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the evening. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

    UV INDEX

    3



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      05:19
      0.49m
    • high
      11:20
      1.36m
    • low
      16:52
      0.67m
    • high
      23:20
      1.73m

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    Sydney (Fort Denison) issued at Thu, 26 May 10:38

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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