Horseshoe Bay is Bermagui's safe surf beach. It is located in the heart of this lovely town. The main street runs behind the beach, with a park, playing field and car parking between the beach and road and a caravan and camping area on the slopes of... Read more
Horseshoe Bay is Bermagui's safe surf beach. It is located in the heart of this lovely town. The main street runs behind the beach, with a park, playing field and car parking between the beach and road and a caravan and camping area on the slopes of Bermagui Head immediately to the east. The 500 m long north facing beach is bounded by steeply dipping 450 million year old metamorphic rocks, which have been truncated to form rock platforms. Both headlands provide parking and good views.The beach is moderately protected from most waves by its north orientation and Bermagui Head, resulting in waves averaging less than 1 m. They produce an attached bar at the higher energy western end and as the waves drop to the east the bar narrows as the beach steepens. However during higher waves rips are generated and tend to run out against the headlands, particularly the western rocks.
A relatively safe beach patrolled in summer with few recorded rescues. However stay away from the rocks and in the patrol area. Over the headland on the ocean side is the beautiful Blue Pool set in a natural crevasse in the rocks and good for swimming and snorkelling.
Only a low shore break most of the time, which closes out when waves are up.
Most fishing is done off the rocks around the headlands either end of the beach, with several good spots on the more exposed and deeper ocean rocks. The beach and northern rocks are protected in a southerly.
Bermagui is one of the more attractive settlements on the South Coast and well worth the detour off the Highway.Read less
Sun, 28 May 10:30
Severe Weather Warning 1 (NSW)
Sun, 28 May 10:26
Warning to Sheep Graziers
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.
Sun protection not recommended
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.
Sun protection not recommended
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.
|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.