Glasshouse Rocks North
The northern beach (NSW 600) is 700 m long, extending from the rocks at the southern end of Narooma Beach to Glasshouse Rocks. It is an irregular beach winding its way south amongst the rocks and curving to the east in lee of the point. It is backed by a... Read more
The northern beach (NSW 600) is 700 m long, extending from the rocks at the southern end of Narooma Beach to Glasshouse Rocks. It is an irregular beach winding its way south amongst the rocks and curving to the east in lee of the point. It is backed by a vegetated foredune then cleared farmland. The more open northern end has two strong permanent rips, and while waves decrease slightly to the south, a permanent rip runs out against the central rocks.
These are three relatively isolated rip- and rock-dominated beaches unsuitable for swimming.
The only chance of surf is on the northern beach, with breaks over the bars and rocks, but again the rocks pose a problem.
The rugged rocky coastline along here is a little difficult to reach but offers a wide range of rocky holes and gutters, both off the rocks and on the beaches.
The Glasshouse Rocks refers to prominent sea stacks and adjacent cliffs, rock platforms and reefs located 2 km south of Narooma, the largest sea stack resembling a glasshouse. The stacks are composed of steeply dipping, 450 million-year-old metamorphic rocks. Either side of the rocky point are three beaches (NSW 600-602), all exposed to high waves, however much of the energy is expended breaking over the rocks and reefs that dominate the sandy beaches (Fig. 4.400). Only the northern beach has public access via the clifftop cemetery on the northern point, which overlooks both Narooma Beach and the Glasshouse Rocks. The southern end of this beach and the southern two are backed by private property, but can be reached on foot around the rocks from the north or south.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: nsw600