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Boambee Beach extends for 5.7 km from southwest from Corambirra Point to the mouth of Boambee Creek that flows out against 60 m high Boambee Head. This beach is backed by a 10-20 m high foredune then the North Coast railway, with a sewerage treatment works and outfall and Coffs Harbour airport behind the northern half. The only access is at the northern end, with the creek backing the southern half. The beach faces the southeast and receives waves averaging 1.6 m which combine with the fine sand to produce a well developed double bar system. The inner bar is cut by regular rips for its entire length (Fig. 4.56), with a broad, deep trough separating it from the continuous outer bar. A large permanent rip exits past the Gallows in the north, and the Boambee Creek is permanently open at the southern end producing strong tidal currents in the creek mouth channel and shoals.
Beach Length: 5.7km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10

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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
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