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COLEDALE

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw358
State/Region:
NSW Coledale
Post Code:
2515
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
Sharky (0.7km) Wombarra (0.7km) Brickyard/llong Point (1km) Scarborough (1km) Little Austinmer (1.3km)

Beach

The small community of Coledale occupies the next steep valley 1 km south of Wombarra. The main road descends from the high cliffs to run along the rear of Coledale Beach (NSW 357). The 400 m long beach faces east-southeast and is bordered by cliffs to the north and extensive rock platforms at either end, with the sandy surf zone 270 m in length. It is exposed to waves averaging 1.5 m, which maintain permanent rips against the rocks at either end and usually a shifting central beach rip (Fig. 4.281). Stockyard Creek flows across the northern beach and following heavy rain and big seas the sand is stripped off revealing a cobble and boulder beach below. The beach is backed by a small beachfront caravan park and the Coledale SLSC (founded 1916) at the southern end, with slopes then rising to the main road and township. In addition, 20 tall Norfolk Island pine trees line the southern half of the beach (Fig. 4.282) and the local primary school overlooks the beach from the southern headland. The Northcote rock pool is located on the southern rock platforms 300 m south of the beach.

Swimming

A small rip-dominated beach, so stay between the flags and on the attached bars, avoid the rips particularly near the southern rocks. The exposed rock pool is a popular spot in summer.

Surfing

Usually known for its beach breaks. However there is a left over a reef off the northern rocks called Thommos, which works in moderate to large northeast swell.

Fishing

The wide rock platforms at either end have deep gutters and provide access to deeper water.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
30

Location

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  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Park Park
  • Parking Parking
  • Train Train

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

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

If this information is inaccurate, please click on the contact us link and advise.

STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
26
First Aids:
13
Preventative Actions:
86

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Coledale SLSC Wollongong 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

Today 12° WSW/13.00 km/h

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BELLAMBI AWS (6 km) issued at Mon 31 Aug 20:00

WATER

17

Issued at Mon, August 31 14:07

SWELL FORECAST

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Tuesday
Wednesday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • SSE
    2.3 m
  • SSE
    2.3 m
  • SSE
    2.3 m
  • SSE
    2 m
  • SSE
    1.6 m

Coledale issued at Mon, August 31 16:52

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UV INDEX

5

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    03:05
    0.04m
  • High
    09:11
    1.59m
  • Low
    15:09
    0.17m
  • High
    21:26
    1.82m
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Port Kembla issued at Mon, August 31 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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