Narooma Beach (NSW 599) is the surf beach for the scenic and hilly coastal town of Narooma. The beach lies on the south side of Wagonga Heads, and trends south for 770 m to a low rocky headland, which is home to Narooma Cemetery. Rocks also occur in the surf... Read more
Narooma Beach (NSW 599) is the surf beach for the scenic and hilly coastal town of Narooma. The beach lies on the south side of Wagonga Heads, and trends south for 770 m to a low rocky headland, which is home to Narooma Cemetery. Rocks also occur in the surf in front of the surf club and dominate the northern end of the beach, called Smugglers Cove. Access is provided by a road to the centre of the beach where the Narooma SLSC (founded 1935) is located. Little Lake backs the southern half of the beach and runs out next to the club. A caravan park lies on the north side of the lake and car parking is provided on the road running along the beach, north of the surf club. The beach receives waves averaging 1.5 m and usually has an attached bar cut by up to six rips, including permanent rips against the rocks at each end, with the remainder shifting beach rips (Fig. 4.397 & 4.399).
This is a hazardous rip and partly rock-dominated beach, so definitely stay between the flags.
The rips and bars produces a series of beach breaks that attract the local and passing surfers, with conditions depending on wave, wind and bar shape.
This exposed beach usually has good gutters north of the surf club.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.
Includes beaches: Smugglers Cove
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw599