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HORSESHOE BAY

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw625
Includes Beaches:
bermagui inlet 2
State/Region:
NSW Bermagui
Post Code:
2546
Length:
0.5km
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.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • Drinking water Drinking water

Regulation Symbols

    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

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    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

    Wed, 24 Aug 02:00 pm

    MONTAGUE IS (15 km)


    Rain.
    12.70 °C
    SSW/17 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    WedThuFriSatSunMon
    14° 16° 17° 18° 20° 21° 10°

    WATER

    17

    Issued at Tue, 23 Aug 14:05

    SWELL FORECAST

    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • SW
      11 km/h
      1.1m
    • S
      13 km/h
      1.1m
    • SW
      14 km/h
      1.1m
    • SSW
      17 km/h
      1.2m
    • SW
      16 km/h
      0.9m
    • S
      15 km/h
      1.1m
    • WSW
      7 km/h
      0.9m
    • SSE
      8 km/h
      0.8m

    Bermagui issued at Tue, 23 Aug 22:03

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots in the late morning.
    Swell:
    Southerly around 1 metre. 2nd
    Seas:
    Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 1st
    Weather:
    Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

    UV INDEX

    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      00:23
      1.34m
    • low
      06:35
      0.32m
    • high
      13:01
      1.43m
    • low
      19:23
      0.38m

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    Bermagui issued at Wed, 24 Aug 14:15

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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