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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

    Patrol Information
      Mon 26/09 Tue 27/09 Wed 28/09 Thu 29/09 Fri 30/09 Sat 01/10 Sun 02/10
    Bermagui SLSC
    12:00
    -
    16:00

    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

    Thu, 29 Sep 11:00 am

    MONTAGUE IS (15 km)


    Possible morning storm. Rain.
    15.00 °C
    N/44 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    ThuFriSatSunMonTue
    16° 11° 18° 21° 24° 24° 13° 23° 10°

    WATER

    17

    Issued at Wed, 28 Sep 14:24

    SWELL FORECAST

    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • N
      29 km/h
      2.4m
    • W
      19 km/h
      2.3m
    • S
      20 km/h
      1.6m
    • W
      10 km/h
      1.2m
    • W
      8 km/h
      0.8m
    • SSW
      14 km/h
      0.6m
    • WSW
      13 km/h
      0.5m
    • NE
      24 km/h
      1.4m
    • N
      27 km/h

    Bermagui issued at Wed, 28 Sep 22:59

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Northerly 20 to 25 knots tending north to northeasterly 25 to 30 knots before dawn then tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon. Reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the late morning and early afternoon.
    Swell:
    Northeasterly 2 to 3 metres. 2nd
    Seas:
    2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening. 1st
    Weather:
    Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

    UV INDEX

    6



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      01:04
      0.26m
    • high
      07:15
      1.28m
    • low
      13:09
      0.35m
    • high
      19:24
      1.43m

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    Bermagui issued at Thu, 29 Sep 11:34

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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