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

Sunday 19, Feb 10:41 pm

Day 29°    Night 24°
23.8°C
Showers. Storms

Water Temperature  27°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

3 am
1.29m
9 am
0.73m
3 pm
1.11m
9 pm
0.56m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 29°    Night 22°
Possible morning shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots easing and becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and early afternoon.

Tide

4 am
1.32m
11 am
0.71m
4 pm
1.07m
10 pm
0.56m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Cape Byron during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:10 pm
Mon 20th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm
Tue 21st 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm
Wed 22nd 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 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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