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

Saturday 21, Oct 11:09 pm

Day 20°    Night 15°
16°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Winds shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots before dawn.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers.

Tide

9 am
1.60m
3 am
0.01m
9 pm
1.44m
3 pm
0.21m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 24°    Night 11°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning and early afternoon.

Tide

10 am
1.64m
4 am
0.01m
10 pm
1.36m
4 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 3:50 pm


Weather

Sat 21, Oct to Sat 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day then decreasing to below 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:00 pm
Sun 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 3:50 pm
Mon 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:50 pm
Tue 24th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:00 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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