Forresters - Beach in Forresters Beach Gosford NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Forresters NSW

The southern boundary of Wyrrabalong National Park extends halfway along Forresters Beach (NSW 283), a 1.5 km long, southeast-facing sandy beach located along the base of vegetated bluffs rising to 100 m. It is bordered by 130 m high Cromarity Hill in the north and Wamberal Point to the south.... Read more

The southern boundary of Wyrrabalong National Park extends halfway along Forresters Beach (NSW 283), a 1.5 km long, southeast-facing sandy beach located along the base of vegetated bluffs rising to 100 m. It is bordered by 130 m high Cromarity Hill in the north and Wamberal Point to the south. A road runs along the top of the bluffs, to a central area of street parking, toilet block and beach access. The entire beach is fronted by extensive rocks and reefs, which abut the shore in the north extending 250 m offshore in the south. Wave breaking on the reefs, lower waves at the shore to less than 1 m, which maintain a narrow, steep, reflective beach.

Swimming

Low waves under normal conditions, however during high waves the shorebreak increases in height.

Surfing

Only low shorebreak usually at the beach, however Forresters reef holds some of the best big waves on the east coast. There are three big wave reef breaks. The northern rocks also produce reasonable waves during lower swell. The main central reef breaks up to 600 m offshore producing a right and more famous left, which can hold waves to 6 m. At the southern end closer to the headland is a shorter heavier right appropriately called Banzai.

Fishing

Best towards the south end in heavy conditions, where whiting are common.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information

About

Forresters Beach, NSW 2260

Length:
1.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw283

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Public phone
  • Shops
  • Drinking water

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.

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