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HORSESHOE BAY

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw625
Includes Beaches:
Bermagui Inlet 2
State/Region:
NSW Bermagui
Post Code:
2546
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 ( Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
Bermagui Inlet 1 (0.2km) Morehead (0.5km) Beares North (0.6km) Keatings Head (0.8km) Beares (0.8km)

Beach

Horseshoe Bay is Bermagui's safe surf beach. It is located in the heart of this lovely town. The main street runs behind the beach, with a park, playing field and car parking between the beach and road and a caravan and camping area on the slopes of Bermagui Head immediately to the east. The 500 m long north facing beach is bounded by steeply dipping 450 million year old metamorphic rocks, which have been truncated to form rock platforms. Both headlands provide parking and good views. The beach is moderately protected from most waves by its north orientation and Bermagui Head, resulting in waves averaging less than 1 m. They produce an attached bar at the higher energy western end and as the waves drop to the east the bar narrows as the beach steepens. However during higher waves rips are generated and tend to run out against the headlands, particularly the western rocks.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach patrolled in summer with few recorded rescues. However stay away from the rocks and in the patrol area. Over the headland on the ocean side is the beautiful Blue Pool set in a natural crevasse in the rocks and good for swimming and snorkelling.

Surfing

Only a low shore break most of the time, which closes out when waves are up.

Fishing

Most fishing is done off the rocks around the headlands either end of the beach, with several good spots on the more exposed and deeper ocean rocks. The beach and northern rocks are protected in a southerly.

General

Bermagui is one of the more attractive settlements on the South Coast and well worth the detour off the Highway.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Surface:
Sealed
Spaces:
50

Location

Information Symbols

  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Parking Parking

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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STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
2
First Aids:
113
Preventative Actions:
1071

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Bermagui SLSC Horse Shoe Bay (Lifeguards)

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° NE/4.00 km/h

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MONTAGUE IS (15 km) issued at Sun 2 Aug 03:00

WATER

15

Issued at Sat, August 1 14:10

SWELL FORECAST

Today's Swell Description
Wind:
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly in the middle of the day
Swell:
South to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1
Seas:
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1
Weather:
Cloudy

UV INDEX

3

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    03:34
    0.16m
  • High
    09:41
    1.52m
  • Low
    15:22
    0.45m
  • High
    21:42
    1.94m
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Eden issued at Sun, August 2 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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