South of the Glasshouse Rocks is a 2 km section of coast, backed by Bullengella and Nangudga lakes and fronted by two open beaches (NSW 603 & 604) and their low dunes. Centred between the two is a large caravan park which fronts the Princes Highway, while at the southern... Read more
South of the Glasshouse Rocks is a 2 km section of coast, backed by Bullengella and Nangudga lakes and fronted by two open beaches (NSW 603 & 604) and their low dunes. Centred between the two is a large caravan park which fronts the Princes Highway, while at the southern end a road runs out to the mouth of Nangudga Lake at Barunga Point. Bullengella Beach (NSW 603) is 650 m long and trends south of the Glasshouse Rocks to a low rocky platform that separates it from Handkerchief Beach. It is backed by a 100 m wide vegetated barrier, then the triangular shaped 12 ha Bullengella Lake, which breaks out across the southern end of the beach. The beach is well exposed to waves averaging 1.5 m, which maintain a permanent rip against the southern rocks and usually 1-2 shifting central rips.
Both beaches are potentially hazardous owing to the rips, rocky points and Nangudga Lake mouth, when open.
The bars and rips provide plenty of opportunity for beach breaks under low to moderate swell.
The beach and rocks either side of the Nangudga Lake mouth is the most popular spot, with good gutters also occurring against the northern rocks and along both beaches.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: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw603