Barri

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Barri Beach (NSW 45) trends south for 1.5 km to Barri Point. The beach is accessed via the Yamba tip road, however past the rubbish tip it is 4WD only. As a result this undeveloped beach attracts only fishers and occasional surfers. The beach is similar to Pippi with an... Read more

Barri Beach (NSW 45) trends south for 1.5 km to Barri Point. The beach is accessed via the Yamba tip road, however past the rubbish tip it is 4WD only. As a result this undeveloped beach attracts only fishers and occasional surfers. The beach is similar to Pippi with an inner bar usually attached and cut by up to eight rips during and following higher waves. A rhythmic outer bar lies seaward of the deep trough. Rips form against both headlands and cross both bars.

Swimming

These are three exposed rip dominated beaches. Best to swim at Pippi’s when it is patrolled. Elsewhere swimmers should stay on the bars, away from the rips and boundary rocks.

Surfing

The northern end in lee of Yamba Point offers good waves during summer north-easterlies. Good beach breaks can form along Pippi and Barri’s beaches, with the more accessible Pippi being the most popular beach surf in the area and site of an annual surfing contest. Barri’s is also known as Rubbish Dump after the access route, while Green Point has a short, gnarly reef break called Spookies.

Fishing

All three beaches offer numerous holes and gutters, while Pippi is open to 4WD along the southern end. The beach has pippis for bait, and flathead, bream and tailor, with mulloway off the rocks. Beach driving is permitted on the southern end of Pippi Beach and on Barri beach.

General

To the south of Yamba Head the shoreline trends due south for 5 km to Angourie Point. There are six beaches (NSW 44-48) in between all bounded by sandstone headlands. Yamba borders the northern beach, while the smaller Yamboora Angourie Community borders the southern two beaches, with undeveloped crown land in between.

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
22°C
Water
22°C
UV Rating
12 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

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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.


Angourie, NSW 2464
Length: 1.5km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw045
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