Wooli - Beach in Wooli Clarence Valley NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Wooli NSW

Wooli Beach (NSW 73) curves to the south from Wilsons Headland for 6.6 km to the north entrance wall at Wooli River (Fig. 4.40). The walls were constructed in the 1970s to provide better navigation for the fishing boats. The northern half of the beach lies in Yuraygir National Park... Read more

Wooli Beach (NSW 73) curves to the south from Wilsons Headland for 6.6 km to the north entrance wall at Wooli River (Fig. 4.40). The walls were constructed in the 1970s to provide better navigation for the fishing boats. The northern half of the beach lies in Yuraygir National Park and can only be accessed by 4WD from just south of Wilsons Head or Wooli. The elongate Wooli township occupies the northern portion of a narrow 3 km long spit, which separates the ocean from the Wooli River. North of the town the beach is backed by dunes, which increase in activity up toward Wilson Head, in places extending 500 m inland. The dunes are backed by a low swampy area and older Pleistocene dunes. Wooli is a popular destination for boat and beach fishers. The entire beach is well exposed to waves, which combines with the fine sand to produce an energetic double bar system. The inner bar is usually attached with rips cutting across it every 300-400 m, while the outer bar has more widely spaced rips. Between the southern Wooli River training wall and the low rocky Jones Point is 750 m long moderate energy, east-northeast-facing Jones Beach (NSW 74). The beach is only accessible by boat or by a long walk drive from the south. The beach is sheltered in lee of the rock reef that extends off the point, with wave height increasing up the beach and a permanent rip against the entrance wall. The rocky area has an abundant marine life and is a popular location for snorkelling and fossicking amongst the rocks. It is also a Sanctuary Area of the marine park, so look but do not take.

Swimming

Lifeguards patrol the beach during the summer holidays, so stay between the flags and clear of the rips which dominate the beach.

Surfing

Beach breaks only.

Fishing

The best gutters are up the beach near Wilson Head, with the Wooli River North (entrance) Wall offering both beach and creek fishing. The beach is fished for mulloway, bream and tailor, with flathead and whiting also in the creek. Jones Beach is a Sanctuary Area.

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Wooli Beach (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Wooli, NSW 2462

Length:
6.6km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw073

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • Drinking water

Weather

Monday 29, May 11:09 pm

Day 24°    Night 10°
11.8°C
Clear

Water Temperature  23°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

radar helper

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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