Bar - Beach in Merimbula Bega Valley NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Bar NSW

Bar Beach (NSW 670) is a narrow 100 m long beach located on the north side of the mouth the Merimbula Inlet and which faces west into the inlet and lagoon. A road leads to a car park right behind the beach, contributing to its popularity with fishermen year round... Read more

Bar Beach (NSW 670) is a narrow 100 m long beach located on the north side of the mouth the Merimbula Inlet and which faces west into the inlet and lagoon. A road leads to a car park right behind the beach, contributing to its popularity with fishermen year round and families in summer. Waves rarely reach the beach, however it is located right on the deep inlet channel with its strong tidal currents, so stay close to shore and keep and eye on children.

Swimming

Bar Beach is usually quiet and popular, though adjacent to the deep tidal channel. Rips dominate Merimbula-Pambula and to a lesser extent Little, so use caution and swim in the two patrolled areas.

Surfing

The Merimbula Bar and Pambula Bar are both well-known and popular spots when working. Both break over the river mouth tidal sand shoals with potentially long rides: the left at Merimbula holding to 3 m and Pambula requiring larger seas to work. In between are numerous beach breaks on the inner an outer bar.

Fishing

The northern lake mouth and southern river mouth are both accessible and popular, while persistent rip gutters are usually found the length of the beach.

General

Merimbula is a major coastal town of 5000 located on the northern shores of Merimbula Lake, which flows out in lee of Merimbula Point. The points protrudes 1.7 km to the southeast and forms the northern boundary of 5 km wide Merimbula Bay, with Haycock Point on the southern boundary. In between the two points is 13 km of shoreline, including the long Merimbula-Pambula beach, and five smaller beaches (NSW 670-675).

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Bar Beach (lifeguards)

Information

About

Merimbula, NSW 2548

Length:
0.05km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw670

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Marine Warnings

Sun, 22 Oct 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Weather

Sunday 22, Oct 6:13 am

Day 20°    Night 8°
8.3°C
Shower or two developing

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Merimbula in the evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
1.66m
4 am
0.53m
11 pm
1.36m
5 pm
0.44m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Monday 23, Oct

Day 21°    Night 8°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore south of Green Cape in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Tide

11 am
1.64m
4 am
0.59m
11 pm
1.30m
5 pm
0.46m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm


Weather

Sun 22, Oct to Sun 29, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:50 pm
Mon 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Tue 24th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Wed 25th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 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.

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