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

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

Monday 29, May 11:16 pm

Day 24°    Night 10°
11.9°C
Clear

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds shifting south to southeasterly in the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower offshore north of Yamba in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Tide

10 am
1.19m
4 am
0.24m
10 pm
1.66m
4 pm
0.14m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 21°    Night 9°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Yamba. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Tide

10 am
1.11m
5 am
0.30m
11 pm
1.57m
4 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 1:20 pm


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:30 pm
Tue 30th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 1:20 pm
Wed 31st 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:20 pm
Thu 1st 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:20 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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