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BEARES

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
nsw627
State/Region:
NSW Bermagui
Post Code:
2546
Length:
0.7km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
beares north  (0.3km) breakway bay  (0.6km) horseshoe bay  (0.8km) bermagui inlet 2  (0.9km) bermagui inlet 1  (0.9km)

Beach

Beares Beach is the surfing beach for Bermagui, located on the south side of Blue Head and facing east into the swell. The main road runs on the slopes just behind the beach, with best access from the car park behind the smaller northern beach, with the main beach backed by houses and a densely vegetated bluff which rises to 40 m in the south. The northern beach (NSW 626) is 250 m long, bounded by rocks and reefs, together with a central reef, resulting in two permanent rips draining the surf. It is backed by bluffs rising to Scenic Drive with access paths down to the beach. The main Beares Beach (NSW 627) continues south of the rocks for 730 m to a series of jagged rocks and reefs. It is a more open beach receiving waves averaging 1.5 m which usually maintain a single attached bar cut by permanent against the boundary rocks and two sheeting central beach rips. A coastal walk runs along the top of the cliffs from Beares Beach down to Jerimbut Point.

Swimming

The Beares beaches are two exposed rocks and rip-dominated beaches so use care is swimming here. The three rock-bound beaches are difficult to access, isolated, dominated by rocks and reefs and drained by permanent rips. None are suitable for swimming.

Surfing

Beares Beach is Bermagui’s closest surfing beach and can produce some reasonable beach breaks on the main beach.

Fishing

Beares Rock at the north end provides a solid footing with good gutters either side, while shifting gutters usually occur down the beach. Extensive rock platforms and gutters extend the length of the rocky shore, though access is difficult and in parts are very hazardous.

General

Point Dickinson-Blue Point marks the beginning of a 4.5 km section of jagged steeply-dipping rocky shore, that trends due south to Baragoot Point. The rocky shore is backed by steep cliffs rising to 40 m, with the Tathra-Bermagui road paralleling the clifftop. Located along the base of the cliffs, in amongst the rocks are five beaches (NSW 626-630).

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area

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 12:05:03

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    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

      Sat, 27 Aug 09:00 am

      MONTAGUE IS (15 km)


      Sunny.
      13.50 °C
      WNW/7 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      SatSunMonTueWedThu
      19° 20° 20° 21° 23° 10° 21°

      WATER

      17

      Issued at Fri, 26 Aug 14:04

      SWELL FORECAST

      Saturday
      Sunday
      Monday
      Tuesday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • W
        7 km/h
        1.1m
      • SSE
        10 km/h
        0.8m
      • W
        10 km/h
        0.5m
      • SE
        9 km/h
        0.5m
      • WSW
        6 km/h
        0.5m
      • S
        11 km/h
        0.6m
      • W
        13 km/h
        0.8m
      • NE
        15 km/h
        1.2m

      Bermagui issued at Sat, 27 Aug 00:13

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning.
      Swell:
      Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
      Seas:
      1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
      Weather:
      Sunny.

      UV INDEX

      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        03:55
        1.10m
      • low
        09:40
        0.46m
      • high
        16:17
        1.46m
      • low
        23:04
        0.34m

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      Bermagui issued at Sat, 27 Aug 09:22

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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