Belongil - Beach in Byron Bay Byron NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Belongil NSW

Belongil Beach (NSW 12) trends southeast for 2.5 km from the sandy Belongil Creek mouth, to the seawall at Byron Bay (Fig. 4.14). It is part of a low eroding 200 m wide barrier, that is undeveloped along the northern few hundred metre where it is backed by Belongil Creek.... Read more

Belongil Beach (NSW 12) trends southeast for 2.5 km from the sandy Belongil Creek mouth, to the seawall at Byron Bay (Fig. 4.14). It is part of a low eroding 200 m wide barrier, that is undeveloped along the northern few hundred metre where it is backed by Belongil Creek. The central 1 km long section has beachfront houses, many of which are fronted by rocks and debris, with the undeveloped southern section occupied by the Byron Bay Beach Reserve, then a beachfront caravan park and the swimming pool, both located behind the seawall. Limited access and parking is provided in the residential section and at the seawall car park.The beach has an attached inner bar which is cut by rips every few hundred metre during and following periods of high waves, with the rips filling in under lower waves. A longshore trough runs off this bar with the outer bar cut by more widely spaced rips. A wreck lies in the surf just north of the seawall.

Swimming

This beach is moderately safe when the inner rips are absent, but still be wary of the rips when present and the longshore trough. Safest swimming is south toward Byron Bay and away from the creek mouth.

Surfing

Variable beach breaks decreasing in height to south, depend on prevailing conditions. Sand bars around The Wreck of the SS Wollongbar, just north of the seawall can produce a good right during larger swell.

Fishing

Gutters only occur following high seas.

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Information

About

Byron Bay, NSW 2481

Length:
2.5km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw012

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Bus

Weather

Wednesday 24, May 7:57 pm

Day 23°    Night 15°
21.1°C
Clear

Water Temperature  23°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny day. The chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide

6 am
1.57m
12 am
0.40m
7 pm
1.85m
12 pm
0.19m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 1:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 25, May

Day 21°    Night 18°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Cape Byron during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Cape Byron in the early morning.

Tide

7 am
1.54m
1 am
0.33m
8 pm
1.95m
1 pm
0.16m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 1:50 pm


Weather

Wed 24, May to Wed 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Wed 24th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 1:50 pm
Thu 25th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 1:50 pm
Fri 26th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 1:40 pm
Sat 27th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 1:40 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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