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

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 5:47 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

radar helper

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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