Congo - Beach in Congo Eurobodalla NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Congo NSW

Congo Point is a low rock reef composed on Tertiary basalt, backed by 20 m high bluffs composed of Tertiary sandstone. Congo Creek flows out against the rocks (Fig. 4.389) and within the national park, with the camping area on the southern creek entrance. The small Congo settlement is located... Read more

Congo Point is a low rock reef composed on Tertiary basalt, backed by 20 m high bluffs composed of Tertiary sandstone. Congo Creek flows out against the rocks (Fig. 4.389) and within the national park, with the camping area on the southern creek entrance. The small Congo settlement is located on the backing bluffs, immediately south of the park boundary. Three beaches (NSW 568-570) extend for 2 km south of the point, with access only in the north at Congo. Congo Beach (NSW 568) runs due south of the point for 1.5 km to the beginning of a 30 m high section of indented basalt cliffs, with the surf zone continuing past the cliffs. The beach is backed by a foredune then bluffs rising to 20 m and the Congo settlement, with a small creek draining across towards the southern end.

Swimming

These are three hazardous isolated beaches, with persistent rips and often a deep longshore trough. Be very careful if swimming here. The two small southern beaches are particularly hazardous as their rips are intensified against the rocks.

Surfing

All three share the same bar, which can offer good beach breaks.

Fishing

There are plenty of persistent gutters both on the beaches and against Congo Point and the southern rocks.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Congo, NSW 2537

Length:
1.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw568

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

Marine Warnings

Sun, 24 Mar 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales


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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