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Cormorant

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
nsw487
Includes Beaches:
Cormorant
State/Region:
NSW - Bawley Point
Post Code:
2539
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach

On the south side of Bawley Point are two adjoining beaches separated by Jurwin Head (Fig. 4.360). To the north is 300 m long Cormorant Beach (NSW 487) which is relatively straight and faces due east between the sloping rocks of Bawley and Jurwin points. Houses back both sides with a foredune then 12 ha wetland behind the centre, which is drained by a small creek against the northern rocks. The beach receives waves averaging about 1 m, which usually maintain a continuous low tide terrace. Rips form against the northern rocks, then down the beach during higher waves. It can be accessed from a small park besides the creek and via a public walkway between the houses in the south.

Swimming

When waves exceed 1 m watch for the boundary rips.

Surfing

Usually low to moderate beach breaks, plus reef-point breaks on the points either end of Gannet Beach.

Fishing

Both beaches have sloping rocks at each end fronted by permanent rip gutters. During low waves small boats are launched from the southern end of Gannet.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
50

Location

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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.

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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

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BATEMANS BAY (30 km) issued at Sat 20 Sep 09:00 (EST)

WATER

16

Issued at Sat, September 20 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Friday
Saturday
Sunday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • S
    1 m
  • S
    1.1 m
  • SSE
    1.3 m
  • SSE
    1.5 m
  • SSE
    1.9 m

Bawley Point issued at Fri, September 19 22:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

5

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    5:46
    1.20m
  • Low
    11:28
    0.54m
  • High
    17:48
    1.46m
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Port Kembla issued at Sat, September 20 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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