Minnie Water - Beach in Minnie Water Clarence Valley NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Minnie Water NSW

Minnie Water is one of the older fishing settlements on the coast owing to the good anchorage in lee of the prominent southern reef and the presence of permanent water which drains across the beach, hence the name. The beach (NSW 63) is 1.5 km long and consists of two... Read more

Minnie Water is one of the older fishing settlements on the coast owing to the good anchorage in lee of the prominent southern reef and the presence of permanent water which drains across the beach, hence the name. The beach (NSW 63) is 1.5 km long and consists of two parts. The northern half receives the full force of the waves and has a single attached bar usually cut by 2-3 beach rips and a permanent rip against Rocky Point (Figs. 4.37 & 4.38). The southern half lies in lee of the reef and is used to launch fishing boats. It has a wide flat beach with an attached bar grading south to a reflective beach. The beach is used as a road access to the launching area. It terminates at the low rocks, which barely separate it from Pipers Hill Beach and Tree Point. There is a reserve towards the northern end opposite the store, which contains a hall, toilets, picnic area, the new temporary Minnie Waters SLSC and vehicle beach access track.

Swimming

These are four rock bound and partly sheltered beaches, with rips only occurring on the more exposed northern section of Minnie Waters, and against all the boundary rocks during bigger seas.

Surfing

The only surf are the beach breaks on northern Minnie Waters.

Fishing

Best beach gutters are on the northern end, while the sheltered lagoon acts as a nursery and attracts a wide range of beach fish, including tropical species in summer.

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Minnie Water-Wooli SLSC

Mon

16/10

Tue

17/10

Wed

18/10

Thu

19/10

Fri

20/10

Sat

21/10

Sun

22/10

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09:00 - 13:00

Minnie Waters (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Minnie Water, NSW 2462

Length:
1.4km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw063

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Playground

Weather

Saturday 21, Oct 10:58 pm

Day 20°    Night 15°
16°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Winds shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots before dawn.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers.

Tide

9 am
1.60m
3 am
0.01m
9 pm
1.44m
3 pm
0.21m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 24°    Night 11°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning and early afternoon.

Tide

10 am
1.64m
4 am
0.01m
10 pm
1.36m
4 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 3:50 pm


Weather

Sat 21, Oct to Sat 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day then decreasing to below 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:00 pm
Sun 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 3:50 pm
Mon 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:50 pm
Tue 24th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:00 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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