Hungry Head - Beach in Urunga Bellingen NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Hungry Head NSW

The main Hungry Head beach (NSW 118) continues south of the head for 2 km to some low rocks and a small creek mouth. This is the town beach for Urunga (population 3000) located 2.5 km to the north. The Urunga SLSC was established toward the northern end of the... Read more

The main Hungry Head beach (NSW 118) continues south of the head for 2 km to some low rocks and a small creek mouth. This is the town beach for Urunga (population 3000) located 2.5 km to the north. The Urunga SLSC was established toward the northern end of the beach in 1925. The beach has maintained its natural setting with the only development being a park and picnic area on the headland and the surf club tucked in between the head and the usually closed mouth of Dalhousie Creek (Fig. 61). South of the creek mouth the beach is backed by dunes, the North Coast railway and the deflected Dalhousie Creek. Wave average 1.5 m and result in a single attached bar with rips occurring every 200-300 m including in front of the surf club.

Swimming

Three moderately exposed beach usually dominated by beach rips, with several rocks and reefs also present off the boundaries. The best location at the patrolled Hungry Head beach.

Surfing

The reef off Hungry Head is a popular destination for local and travelling surfers. It can provide both left and right-handers. Also there are numerous beach breaks up the beach requiring 4WD.

Fishing

The South Wall and the rocks at Hungry and Wenonah heads are all popular, together with beach fishing in between, with boat launched from Wenonah Head. The beach provides worms and pippis, while the surf is fished for tailor, whiting, mulloway and bream. The north beach is accessible by 4WD north of Hungry Head.

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Urunga SLSC

Hungry Head Beach (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Urunga, NSW 2455

Length:
2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw118

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Public phone
  • Kiosk
  • Dressing shed
  • Toilets
  • Park
  • Showers
  • Bus

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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