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
Tue, 25 Oct 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the early morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:30 pm
Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the morning.
Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:20 pm
Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southerly during the afternoon.
Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
|Tue 25th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:20 pm|
|Wed 26th||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:20 pm|
|Thu 27th||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:30 pm|
|Fri 28th||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:30 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.