Salmon - Beach in Mawson Australian Antarctic Territory NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Salmon NSW

Salmon Beach (LH 5) is 400 m long, backed by a low foredune then steep slopes rising to 777 m high Mount Lidgbird. It is fronted by a shallow intertidal zone occupied by sand and boulders, the reef flats extending 600 m out to the end of the coral. The... Read more

Salmon Beach (LH 5) is 400 m long, backed by a low foredune then steep slopes rising to 777 m high Mount Lidgbird. It is fronted by a shallow intertidal zone occupied by sand and boulders, the reef flats extending 600 m out to the end of the coral. The beach is sandy, steep and 20-30 m wide, with low waves usually lapping against the shore.

Swimming

All four beaches are fronted by shallow sand flats with some rocks and reefs about. Waves are usually low to calm and conditions are suitable for swimming and snorkelling, particularly at high tide. However do not swim out off the beaches as the lagoon waters flow out though deep channels between the reefs.

Surfing

None on the beach. However there are breaks on the outer reef especially directly off all four beaches. The locals travel out to these breaks in boats, with the best surf during offshore northerly winds.

Fishing

Best at high tide when there is more water over the shallow reef flats.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information

About

Mawson, NSW 7151

Includes beaches:
Lagoon, Jetty, Old Settlement, North, Old Gulch

Length:
0.25km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nswLH5

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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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