Carters Beach (NSW 596) lies south of the 80 m long boundary rocks, with the surf zone continuing south past the rocks. It is a curving east-facing 280 m long beach that terminates against the low grassy Kianga Point, which protrudes 100 m seaward. Waves average 1.5 m and maintain... Read more
Carters Beach (NSW 596) lies south of the 80 m long boundary rocks, with the surf zone continuing south past the rocks. It is a curving east-facing 280 m long beach that terminates against the low grassy Kianga Point, which protrudes 100 m seaward. Waves average 1.5 m and maintain a permanent rip against the point, with a second more variable rip flowing out past the northern rocks. The drive swings slightly inland round a small creek that flows across the undeveloped beach, with a vehicle track out onto Kianga Point.
These are six rock- and rip-dominated beaches, all with strong permanent boundary rips, usually flowing out against jagged rock platforms and reefs, together with shifting beach rips. Use care if swimming at any of these beaches.
All six beaches offer readily accessible beach breaks with conditions depending on wave, wind and bar conditions.
There is good access to all these beaches and their rips and rock platforms.
The 7 km of coast between the towns of Dalmeny and the mouth of Wagonga Inlet at Narooma contain eight beaches (N SW 591-597), each separated by generally low rocky headlands composed of 450 million-year-old, tilted metamorphic rocks. The main Dalmeny Drive runs right behind the beaches providing excellent access. This section of coast has grown substantially since the 1970s, with Dalmeny-Kianga having a population of over 1800.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: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw596