Yamba - Beach in Yamba Clarence Valley NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Yamba

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

Between Clarence Head and Yamba Point is a 700 m wide northeast-facing bay containing two small beaches (NSW 42 & 43). The first, Yamba Beach (NSW 42), has long been one of the most popular beaches on the north coast. Even before the road was built, holidaymakers came down the... Read more

Between Clarence Head and Yamba Point is a 700 m wide northeast-facing bay containing two small beaches (NSW 42 & 43). The first, Yamba Beach (NSW 42), has long been one of the most popular beaches on the north coast. Even before the road was built, holidaymakers came down the river by steamers to stay and swim at Yamba. In fact its popularity and some well-publicised rescues led to the formation of Yamba SLSC in 1908, one of the oldest in the State. The beach itself is only 250 m in length, but its location below the hotel and what used to be the camping reserve, plus car access right to the beach have ensured its continued popularity. The beach is protected from southerly waves by Yamba Point and usually has a moderate swell breaking over an attached bar, which is cut by two permanent rips against the rocks when waves exceed 1 m. A rock pool is located on the southern rock platform (Fig. 4.31).

Swimming

Yamba is a popular beach, but with an average of 37 rescues each year one must use some caution. Stay between the flags and avoid the rips, particularly against the rocks. These should be clearly visible as you go down to the beach.

Surfing

Variable quality beach breaks at Yamba Beach, with the best break usually forming off the southern rocks, with only a low shorebreak at Convent.

Fishing

Bream, tailor and jewfish are caught both off the beach in the permanent gutters against the rocks, or off the rocks at each end.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

Yamba SLSC Inc

Mon
16/11
Tue
17/11
Wed
18/11
Thu
19/11
Fri
20/11
Sat
21/11
Sun
22/11

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09:00 - 13:00

09:00 - 16:00

Yamba (Lifeguards)

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
24°C
Water
22°C
UV Rating
12 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Fixed rips
Fixed rips
Accessible Rock Platforms
Accessible Rock Platforms
Beach erosion
Beach erosion
Rocks
Rocks
Slippery rocks
Slippery rocks

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Kiosk
Boat ramp
Disabled Toilets
Dressing shed
Natural shade
Rock pool
Pool
Toilets
Picnic
Showers
Bus

Regulation Symbols

Camping Prohibited
Bicycles Allowed
Shared Footway
No Golf
No Cats or Dogs
No Dogs Allowed
No Firearms
Thursday, 19 Nov 6:01

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.


Yamba, NSW 2464
Length: 0.25km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw042
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Beach at capacity
Restrictions apply
No access to beach
Beach nearing capacity
Access may be restricted
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