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Chain Bay is an open 1 km wide south-facing bay, bordered by Acheron Ledge and a smaller western rocky point. Between the two points are two beaches (NSW 525 & 526). Beach NSW 525 is located on the western side of Acheron Ledge, and consists of a curving west-facing 300 long beach bordered by the tip of the point and a northern rocky reef. Waves are usually low and often calm conditions prevail, with the reflective sand and cobble beach capped by regularly spaced cobble cusps. It is backed by densely vegetated slopes rising to 20 m, and can be reached on foot from the adjacent Maloneys Beach.
Beach Length: 0.1km
General Hazard Rating: 2/11

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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




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.