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NORTH WOLLONGONG

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw371
State/Region:
NSW Wollongong
Post Code:
2500
Length:
0.5km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
belmore (wollongong harbour)  (0.5km) puckey's beach  (0.7km) towradgi beach  (1.1km) fairy meadow  (1.2km) wollongong city  (1.4km)

Beach

North Wollongong Beach (NSW 371) is located 2 km northeast of the downtown area and is one of the two city beaches. Surf bathing commenced on the beach with the formation of 'Wollongong Surf Bathing and Life-Saving Club' in January 1908. The beach is commonly referred to as North Beach. It is 500 m in length and backed by bluffs rising in the south to 30 m all separated from the northern Fairy Meadow Beach by low rocks (Fig. 4.297). The 15 ha Stuart Park, has picnic facilities and car parking backing the northern end, while to the south a wide rock platform lies between the beach and the Wollongong Boat Harbour. A series of rock, wading and swimming pools occupy the southern section of this platform. The present surf club was founded in 1914 and is located in the centre of the beach. A walkway/bike path runs from this park along the top of the beach to Wollongong Boat Harbour.The beach is orientated to the east-northeast and receives some protection from southeast waves from Flagstaff Point, which trends 1 km to the southeast, with waves averaging 1.2 m. These maintain a single bar usually cut by 3-4 rips (Fig. 4.298 Under normal conditions the rips are small and infill with sand following periods of low waves. However when waves exceed 1 m and during summer northeast waves, the rips intensify.

Swimming

A moderate energy beach that attracts big holiday crowds and plenty of inexperienced tourists. Stay between the flags and on the usually attached bar. Avoid the rips and side currents. There are several rock pools on the southern rocks, which is the best place for young children.

Surfing

Usually low beach breaks and lots of surfers, it can hold reasonable waves to 2 m.

Fishing

The wide low rock platforms at either end have several good gutters, with the Boat Harbour breakwater also a popular spot.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • Shelters Shelters
  • Cafe Cafe
  • Bike path Bike path
  • Mobile Phone Coverage Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • Bicycles Allowed Bicycles Allowed
  • No Littering No Littering
  • No Vehicles No Vehicles
  • No Cats or Dogs No Cats or Dogs
  • No Model Planes No Model Planes
  • Picking Plants Prohibited Picking Plants Prohibited
  • Bombing Prohibited Bombing Prohibited
  • No Diving No Diving
  • No Naked Flames No Naked Flames
  • Camping Prohibited Camping Prohibited
  • No Dogs Allowed No Dogs Allowed
  • PWC's Prohibited PWC's Prohibited
  • Do Not Drink the Water Do Not Drink the Water
  • No Removing Shellfish No Removing Shellfish
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Firearms No Firearms
  • No Golf No Golf
  • No Alcohol No Alcohol
  • No Horses No Horses
  • Water Skiing Prohibited Water Skiing Prohibited
  • No Trailbikes No Trailbikes

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 12:05:06

 

PATROL INFORMATION

Patrol Information
  Mon 27/06 Tue 28/06 Wed 29/06 Thu 30/06 Fri 01/07 Sat 02/07 Sun 03/07
Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service
09:00
-
16:00
09:00
-
16:00
09:00
-
16:00
09:00
-
16:00
09:00
-
16:00
09:00
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16:00
09:00
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16:00

STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
55
First Aids:
181
Preventative Actions:
3427

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: North Wollongong SLSC Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service

Hazards

  • Sharks Sharks
  • Bluebottles Bluebottles
  • Winds Winds
  • Littoral currents Littoral currents
  • Travelling rips Travelling rips
  • Shallow Water Shallow Water
  • Beach exposure Beach exposure
  • Accessible Rock Platforms Accessible Rock Platforms
  • Gutters Gutters
  • Strong Currents Strong Currents

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, 28 Jun 02:00 am

BELLAMBI AWS (3 km)


Sunny.
11.20 °C
SW/22 km/h
Wind

Weather information
TueWedThuFriSatSun
17° 10° 18° 17° 15° 10° 17° 10° 17°

WATER

19

Issued at Mon, 27 Jun 14:03

SWELL FORECAST

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • WSW
    23 km/h
    1.3m
  • WSW
    19 km/h
    1m
  • W
    14 km/h
    1m
  • SW
    7 km/h
    0.9m
  • NW
    17 km/h
    0.9m
  • NW
    18 km/h
    0.8m
  • WNW
    25 km/h
    0.8m
  • W
    32 km/h
    1.5m

Wollongong issued at Mon, 27 Jun 23:03

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Today's Swell Description
Wind:
Southerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning. Turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Swell:
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Seas:
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather:
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

UV INDEX

2



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TODAY'S TIDE

  • high
    01:41
    1.51m
  • low
    08:20
    0.38m
  • high
    14:46
    1.47m
  • low
    20:47
    0.61m

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Port Kembla issued at Tue, 28 Jun 02:45

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TODAY'S RADAR

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