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Bluff Beach (NSW 39) curves from Frazer Reef for 1.2 km south to the prominent 30 m high Iluka Bluff. This is the most popular surfing beach of the five, owing to the reasonable access from the car park located at both ends, and the moderate waves which produce a single attached bar. Wave energy is highest in the centre of the beach where it can produce good surf and two to three strong rips cutting the bar. Towards each end, and particularly to the south, the reefs reduce the waves to form a continuous bar with no rips and less hazardous swimming conditions. The southern end has a large car park and is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer holidays. The car park also leads to a access track to 30 m high Iluka Bluff which has viewing platforms.
Beach Length: 1.2km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10

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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.


Formal parking area
Formal parking area




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.