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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Patrolled Unpatrolled Today Change Day

Minnie Water-Wooli SLSC

Mon

20/02

Tue

21/02

Wed

22/02

Thu

23/02

Fri

24/02

Sat

25/02

Sun

26/02

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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

Marine Warnings

Wed, 22 Feb 04:42
Fire Weather Warning

Wed, 22 Feb 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Weather

Wednesday 22, Feb 5:54 am

Day 29°    Night 20°
20.7°C
Possible light shower

Water Temperature  27°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Yamba.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

6 am
1.54m
7 pm
1.06m
1 pm
0.30m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 31°    Night 18°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Cape Byron.

Tide

7 am
1.63m
12 am
0.31m
7 pm
1.15m
1 pm
0.20m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Yamba during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm
Thu 23rd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm
Fri 24th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm
Sat 25th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 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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