Potato Beach (NSW 588) curves south from Jabarrah Point for 900 m to Potato Point (Fig. 4.393). The Potato Point settlement crowds the flat circular 20 m high point, with the road running the length of the beach behind the low foredune. This in turn is backed by Potato Creek... Read more
Potato Beach (NSW 588) curves south from Jabarrah Point for 900 m to Potato Point (Fig. 4.393). The Potato Point settlement crowds the flat circular 20 m high point, with the road running the length of the beach behind the low foredune. This in turn is backed by Potato Creek that drains Lake Brunderee, and a smaller northern lake, and flows out across the southern end of the beach. A car park and picnic area is provided on the south side of the shallow creek entrance. The beach receives waves slightly reduced by Potato Point to average 1-1.5 m, which maintain an attached bar cut by up to five rips, including permanent rips against each point.
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
Beach Patrols Change Day
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: nsw588