Cattle Bay - Beach in Eden Bega Valley NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Cattle Bay

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Cattle Bay lies 250 m west of Snug Cove and contains a curving 180 m long south-facing low energy reflective beach (NSW 683). The beach is crossed by a 140 m long jetty and largely backed by a fish processing plant, with steep vegetated bluffs along the boundaries. The beach... Read more

Cattle Bay lies 250 m west of Snug Cove and contains a curving 180 m long south-facing low energy reflective beach (NSW 683). The beach is crossed by a 140 m long jetty and largely backed by a fish processing plant, with steep vegetated bluffs along the boundaries. The beach is usually quiet however is little used for recreation. Immediately to the west is Cocora Beach (NSW 684); a 460 m long beach that faces southeast and receives low swell averaging about 0.5 m, which maintain a steep beach, fronted by a narrow shallow bar with no rips. Wooded slopes back the beach with a road terminating behind the centre of the beach, and 5 ha Cocora Lagoon backing the southern half. This is a usually quiet beach, but little used except by locals.

Swimming

Only Cocora is suitable for recreational swimming, with usually a low shorebreak.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The Eden wharves are both popular fishing spots, while the boat ramp at Snug Cove is used by boat fishers.

General

Eden is bordered along its southern boundary by a 1 km wide south-facing embayment located between Lookout Point in the east and Cocora Point to the west. This bay contains the main Eden port and fishing fleet in Snug Cove, as well as a jetty and fish processing plant in Cattle Bay. In amongst this most highly developed part of the bay are three beaches (NSW 682-684).

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
11°C
Water
15°C
UV Rating
6 / 11

Hazards

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Public phone
Shops
Drinking water
Friday, 25 Sep 10:11

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.


Eden, NSW 2551
Length: 0.1km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw683