Sandon/illaroo - Beach in Sandon Clarence Valley NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Sandon/illaroo

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Sandon Beach (NSW 60) commences on the southern side of Clay Head and trends to the south-southwest for 9 km to Rocky Point, the southern section known as Illaroo. The entire beach lies in Yuraygir National Park and is backed by old Pleistocene dunes and the 5 km long Black... Read more

Sandon Beach (NSW 60) commences on the southern side of Clay Head and trends to the south-southwest for 9 km to Rocky Point, the southern section known as Illaroo. The entire beach lies in Yuraygir National Park and is backed by old Pleistocene dunes and the 5 km long Black Swamp. The road from Minnie Waters ends at Illaroo where there is a camping and rest area. The beach is exposed to most waves which combine with the fine beach sand to maintain an energetic double bar system the length of the beach. The inner bar is usually attached and cut by rips every 300-400 m, fronted by a 100 m wide deep trough and an outer bar with rips every 700-800 m. Strong, permanent rips also run out against Clay Head and the rocks at Illaroo.

Swimming

There is a hazardous, rip-dominated beach. If swimming, stay on the attached bars, away from rips and watch for currents. Better still walk around the southern rocks to Illaroo south.

Surfing

Beach breaks the entire length accessible by 4 WD from Illaroo.

Fishing

Permanent gutter against Clay Head and numerous beach gutter all the way to Illaroo. Beach driving is permitted north of Illaroo up to the Sandon settlement.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
27°C
Water
20°C
UV Rating
8 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Shade
Toilets
Park
Drinking water
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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.


Sandon, NSW 2463
Length: 9.2km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw060