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

Weather

Monday 29, May 11:06 pm

Day 17°    Night 6°
7.4°C
Clear

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots. Winds reaching up to 35 knots offshore south of Green Cape during the morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 2.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning.

Tide

11 am
1.46m
5 am
0.23m
11 pm
1.92m
5 pm
0.68m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 18°    Night 4°
Possible late shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then tending southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide

6 am
0.29m
12 pm
1.43m
6 pm
0.74m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 1st 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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