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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 Status

OPEN

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 02/05 Tue 03/05 Wed 04/05 Thu 05/05 Fri 06/05 Sat 07/05 Sun 08/05
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, 03 May 09:00 am

BELLAMBI AWS (3 km)


Sunny.
18.50 °C
NNW/17 km/h
Wind

Weather information
TueWedThuFriSatSun
25° 14° 22° 15° 22° 13° 23° 14° 22° 14° 21° 17°

WATER

21

Issued at Mon, 02 May 14:07

SWELL FORECAST

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • NW
    15 km/h
    1m
  • NW
    18 km/h
    1m
  • WNW
    12 km/h
    0.9m
  • S
    9 km/h
    0.9m
  • WNW
    10 km/h
    0.9m
  • ESE
    15 km/h
    0.9m
  • NW
    13 km/h
    0.8m
  • W
    10 km/h
    0.8m

Wollongong issued at Mon, 02 May 22:14

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Today's Swell Description
Wind:
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Port Kembla early in the morning and again in the evening.
Swell:
Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas:
1 to 2 metres.
Weather:
Sunny.

UV INDEX

4



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TODAY'S TIDE

  • high
    04:45
    1.59m
  • low
    11:15
    0.31m
  • high
    17:33
    1.56m
  • low
    23:36
    0.46m

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Port Kembla issued at Tue, 03 May 09:18

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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