Broulee Bay is bordered by Mossy Point and Broulee Island 1.8 km to the south. Within the bay is 1 km of northern rocky shore, then the mouth of Candlagan Creek, with Broulee Beach (NSW 560) curving for 2.2 km to the south, swinging round in lee of Broulee Island... Read more
Broulee Bay is bordered by Mossy Point and Broulee Island 1.8 km to the south. Within the bay is 1 km of northern rocky shore, then the mouth of Candlagan Creek, with Broulee Beach (NSW 560) curving for 2.2 km to the south, swinging round in lee of Broulee Island to face north (Fig. 4.382). The beach forms the seaward boundary of a 1 km wide beach to a foredune ridge plain which accumulated over the past 6000 years. Today the outer plain is occupied by the settlement of Broulee, with a road between the houses and the beach, and beach access available from the road across the dune. The beach receives waves averaging 1 m in the north and centre deceasing considerably in lee of the island. These maintain a low tide terrace with occasional rips in the north-centre, and reflective conditions in the south.The southern end of the beach forms a tombolo which connects the island to the mainland but which is occasionally cut by large seas. When first settled in the 1830s a settlement and jetty existed on the island with a track across the sand spit. The island is now a nature reserve and only a few ruins remain. The southern side of the 50 m wide tombolo consists of a semi-circular south-facing 350 m long beach, bordered by the island and Broulee Head. These are both bordered by wide basalt rock platforms, leaving a 130 m wide gap in the centre. As a result waves are low at the beach, which is usually steep and reflective. The beach can be reached on foot from Broulee, the surf club or a small headland car park.
Broulee is a moderately protected beach when waves are less than 1 m, however watch for rips during higher waves, particularly along the northern half near the creek mouth. The tombolo beaches are usually calm.
Broulee usually has a low beach break over the shallow bars, increasing in height during higher swell, but tending to close out. Big southeast swell breaks on the northeast side of Broulee Island producing a gnarly right-hander at a spot known as Pink Rocks. A spot for experienced surfers only.
Best off the rocks and round the creek mouth at the north end.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 4/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw560