Green Point

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Green Point Beach (NSW 46) extends south of the low boundary rocks for 250 m to 30 m high Green Point. The beach is backed by densely vegetated and cliffed Pleistocene dunes and older bedrock, which also outcrops in the surf as reef and forms a boulder beach particularly along... Read more

Green Point Beach (NSW 46) extends south of the low boundary rocks for 250 m to 30 m high Green Point. The beach is backed by densely vegetated and cliffed Pleistocene dunes and older bedrock, which also outcrops in the surf as reef and forms a boulder beach particularly along the southern half. Green Point picnic reserve provides good parking and access via steps to the southern end. The beach itself has a high tide cobble beach, with rocks in the swash and inner surf zone all covered by a veneer of sand. It usually has an attached bar, however rips form around the rocks and during higher waves, usually making it unsuitable for swimming. It is more popular with fishers.

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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Saturday, 27 Nov 11:16

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: 0.25km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw046
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