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Beach Number:
nsw670
State/Region:
NSW Merimbula
Post Code:
2548
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
Middle (0.3km) Merimbula (0.4km) Tura/short Point (2km) Merimbula-pambula (2km) Tura Head (3km)

Beach

Bar Beach (NSW 670) is a narrow 100 m long beach located on the north side of the mouth the Merimbula Inlet and which faces west into the inlet and lagoon. A road leads to a car park right behind the beach, contributing to its popularity with fishermen year round and families in summer. Waves rarely reach the beach, however it is located right on the deep inlet channel with its strong tidal currents, so stay close to shore and keep and eye on children.

Swimming

Bar Beach is usually quiet and popular, though adjacent to the deep tidal channel. Rips dominate Merimbula-Pambula and to a lesser extent Little, so use caution and swim in the two patrolled areas.

Surfing

The Merimbula Bar and Pambula Bar are both well-known and popular spots when working. Both break over the river mouth tidal sand shoals with potentially long rides: the left at Merimbula holding to 3 m and Pambula requiring larger seas to work. In between are numerous beach breaks on the inner an outer bar.

Fishing

The northern lake mouth and southern river mouth are both accessible and popular, while persistent rip gutters are usually found the length of the beach.

General

Merimbula is a major coastal town of 5000 located on the northern shores of Merimbula Lake, which flows out in lee of Merimbula Point. The points protrudes 1.7 km to the southeast and forms the northern boundary of 5 km wide Merimbula Bay, with Haycock Point on the southern boundary. In between the two points is 13 km of shoreline, including the long Merimbula-Pambula beach, and five smaller beaches (NSW 670-675).

Location

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 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
42
First Aids:
51
Preventative Actions:
611

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Bar Beach (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 13° SSW/13.00 km/h

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MERIMBULA AP AW (2 km) issued at Fri 3 Jul 12:00

WATER

18

Issued at Thu, July 2 14:07

SWELL FORECAST

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Saturday
Sunday
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  • AM
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  • SSE
    0.7 m
  • SSE
    0.6 m
  • SSE
    0.4 m
  • ESE
    0.2 m
  • SSE
    0.3 m

Merimbula issued at Thu, July 2 17:06

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UV INDEX

2

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    03:10
    0.28m
  • High
    09:14
    1.43m
  • Low
    14:42
    0.58m
  • High
    21:08
    1.95m
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Eden issued at Fri, July 3 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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