The northern Family Beach (NSW 573, also called Honeymoon) is a 150 m long northeast-facing pocket of sand, wedged between 10 m high rocky points, with some rocks in the surf and backed by vegetated bluffs rising to the crest of the point (Fig. 4.390). It is sheltered from east... Read more
The northern Family Beach (NSW 573, also called Honeymoon) is a 150 m long northeast-facing pocket of sand, wedged between 10 m high rocky points, with some rocks in the surf and backed by vegetated bluffs rising to the crest of the point (Fig. 4.390). It is sheltered from east and southeast waves and receives waves less than 1 m high, which usually maintain an attached bar with a permanent rip against the western rocks.
Only the northern Family Beach is suitable for swimming when waves are low. The southern three are exposed and dominated by strong rips and rocks.
The southern two beaches offer the best chance of beach breaks.
There are some excellent deep gutters for fishing around the point, however the rocks are steep and exposed, so be careful. South of the point good gutters are usually found both on the beaches and against the rocks.
Mullimburra Point is composed of resilient 400 million-year-old granite. It is 20 m high and protrudes 1 km out to sea surrounded by steep rocky slopes. In amongst its crenulations are four beaches (NSW 573-576), one on the north side and three south, all located in the national park. It can be reached via the Bingie and Mullimburra Point roads, the latter terminating at the point with parking areas above the southern three beaches, and a track off the point road leading to the southern end of the northern beach. There are no facilities out here other than a national park picnic area on the point.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: nsw573