Beares - Beach in Bermagui Bega Valley NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Beares NSW

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... Read more

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).

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Bermagui, NSW 2546

Length:
0.7km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw627

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

Marine Warnings

Sun, 28 May 10:30
Severe Weather Warning 1 (NSW)

Sun, 28 May 10:26
Warning to Sheep Graziers

Weather

Sunday 28, May 11:03 am

Day 20°    Night 12°
17.8°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late afternoon. Winds turning westerly in the early afternoon.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers south of Green Cape, 40% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning.

Tide

10 am
1.34m
4 am
0.13m
10 pm
1.81m
4 pm
0.42m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Monday 29, May

Day 17°    Night 9°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 25 knots tending southwesterly 20 to 30 knots before dawn then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore south of Merimbula in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning.

Tide

11 am
1.29m
5 am
0.16m
11 pm
1.73m
5 pm
0.48m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Sun 28, May to Sun 04, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly during the morning then turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Sun 28th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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