Kitty Beach - Beach in Wreck Bay Canberra Jervis Bay Territory - SLS Beachsafe

Kitty Beach Jervis Bay Territory

On the western side of St Georges Head the rocky shoreline turns and trends north for 3 km to Shelly Point. In between are six small pocket beaches (NSW 440-445) spread along 2 km of the 50 m high rocky coast. They can only be accessed on foot via the... Read more

On the western side of St Georges Head the rocky shoreline turns and trends north for 3 km to Shelly Point. In between are six small pocket beaches (NSW 440-445) spread along 2 km of the 50 m high rocky coast. They can only be accessed on foot via the St Georges Head walking tracks or by boat. Kitty Beach (NSW 440) lies 1 km north of St Georges Head and is a 50 m long west-facing pocket of sand, sheltered by its orientation and Kitty Point. Only low waves reach the 5 m wide beach, which is backed by densely vegetated slopes, with groundwater draining across the beach. Five hundred metres to the north is the first of the three Black Harbour beaches. Beach NSW 441 is a 30 m long pocket of sand located in a small rocky bay, with rocks extending along the southern half of the beach. Waves are low and dense vegetation surrounds the beach. Beach NSW 442 is a 50 m long reflective sand and gravel beach fronted by rocks. Beach NSW 443 lies in lee of the rock reef which forms the sheltered 'harbour' and consists of a 30 m long strip of sand, with a few stunted mangroves growing in lee of the reef. The shallow sheltered area behind the reef is known as Black Harbour and provides an anchorage for small boats.

General

All six beaches receive low waves and are often calm, however they are very isolated and mainly accessed by boat.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Wreck Bay, Jervis Bay Territory 2540

Length:
0.05km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw440

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 9:34 pm

Day 25°    Night 18°
Shower or two

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly in the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
1.84m
4 am
0.73m
11 pm
1.37m
5 pm
0.46m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 24°    Night 16°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

11 am
1.79m
4 am
0.77m
6 pm
0.49m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly during the afternoon.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:50 pm
Tue 11th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wed 12th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thu 13th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

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.

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