Bar - Beach in Kianga Eurobodalla NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Bar

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Bar Beach (NSW 597) is an 850 m long east-northeast-facing beach that extends from the low Kianga Point to the northern training wall of Wagonga Inlet. This is a relatively new beach, which until the 1970s bordered the natural mouth of the inlet. In order to assist the fishing fleet... Read more

Bar Beach (NSW 597) is an 850 m long east-northeast-facing beach that extends from the low Kianga Point to the northern training wall of Wagonga Inlet. This is a relatively new beach, which until the 1970s bordered the natural mouth of the inlet. In order to assist the fishing fleet and other craft cross the Narooma Bar the internal entrance walls were extended between 1976 and 1980. The new northern wall cut the beach in two (Fig. 4.396). The northern part, called Bar Beach, is exposed to waves, while the southern part lies inside the entrance walls. Bar Beach has since built 100 m seaward against the entrance wall. The beach is backed by a low foredune and a small swamp at the northern end. A road backs the beach, with three car parks including the southern, next to the entrance wall. The beach is well exposed to waves averaging 1.5 m which maintain a deep permanent rip against the wall, usually 2-3 central beach rips and a permanent rip against Kainga Point.

Swimming

On Bar Beach avoid the rips and stay on the bars. On the inlet beach only swim in the enclosure and avoid the tidal currents and deep channel.

Surfing

Bar Beach is popular for its beach breaks, plus the Narooma breakwater (entrance wall) at the southern end.

Fishing

The North (entrance) Wall is readily accessible and the most popular spot. Good gutters also occur up the beach.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
16°C
Water
17°C
UV Rating
7 / 11

Hazards

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

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Formal parking area
Toilets
Park
Drinking water
Wednesday, 30 Sep 1:08

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.


Kianga, NSW 2546
Length: 0.75km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw597