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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First Sun (Lifeguards)

Mon

25/09

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26/09

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27/09

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28/09

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29/09

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30/09

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01/10

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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

Tuesday 26, Sep 2:58 am

Day 25°    Night 20°
24.2°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots and reaching up to 30 knots offshore, before shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning. Winds tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Northerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

5 am
0.40m
12 pm
1.37m
6 pm
0.56m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 2:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 27, Sep

Day 25°    Night 18°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots before dawn then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

12 am
1.06m
6 am
0.47m
1 pm
1.32m
7 pm
0.60m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm


Weather

Tue 26, Sep to Tue 03, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 20 to 30 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, tending northerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Tue 26th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Wed 27th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Thu 28th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Fri 29th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 2:50 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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