Jemisons Beach (NSW 589) lies on the south side of Potato Point, with the small Potato Point settlement spread half way down the 800 m long beach. There is a small car park at the southern end of the houses which provides access down the foredune to the centre of... Read more
Jemisons Beach (NSW 589) lies on the south side of Potato Point, with the small Potato Point settlement spread half way down the 800 m long beach. There is a small car park at the southern end of the houses which provides access down the foredune to the centre of the beach. The beach faces east and is bounded in the south by 18 m high Jemisons Point. The point is backed by a 10 m high well vegetated foredune, with a small meandering lagoon and creek draining across the southern end, then low bluffs running out beyond the creek to Jemison Point. The beach receives waves averaging 1.5 m and usually has an attached bar cut by 4-5 rips, including permanent rips against each head.
These are four exposed, rip-dominated beaches, bordered in places by jagged rock platforms. Use caution if swimming on any of the beach, and watch for strong rips against the rocks.
Beach breaks occur right along all the beaches, with a right off Blackfellows Point and Potato Point, the latter best during big south swell.
The caravan park at Blackfellows Point is a popular spot for fishers who fish the lake entrance. There are also persistent beach gutters and deep gutters are adjacent to all the headlands.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: nsw589