Putty/killcare - Beach in Killcare Gosford NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Putty/killcare NSW

Between Gerrin Point and Box Head is a 4 km wide-open southeast-facing bay containing three beaches (NSW 292-294), all or part located within the national park (Fig. 4.177). The longest is Putty Beach (NSW 292) a slightly curving 1.6 km long southeast-facing beach, located between prominent 70 m high sandstone... Read more

Between Gerrin Point and Box Head is a 4 km wide-open southeast-facing bay containing three beaches (NSW 292-294), all or part located within the national park (Fig. 4.177). The longest is Putty Beach (NSW 292) a slightly curving 1.6 km long southeast-facing beach, located between prominent 70 m high sandstone headlands, the eastern third of which is the national park, while the densely vegetated slopes behind the western end rise to 130 m. The crest of the slopes and the western Kilcare end have been developed for housing. The beach and backing foredune remain relatively natural, with only the Kilcare SLSC (formed in 1932), located at the far western end. There is road access through the national to the eastern end of the beach where there is a park, picnic and camping area. A road to the western end provides access to the surf club, a large car park, picnic area and rock pool.The beach is well exposed to southerly waves which increase in size toward the western surf club end of the beach (Fig. 4.178). The Putty end usually has an attached bar which continues to Kilcare. Here higher waves and rips are more common, with up to eight rips forming along the beach, including a permanent rip against the western rocks, where there is also a small rock pool.

Swimming

The Putty end has lower waves and a roving beach patrol in summer. If swimming at Kilcare stay between the flags and on the bar, or use the rock pool, as 40 people are rescued on average each year.

Surfing

The best beach breaks are at the Kilcare end when there is a moderate southeast swell running, with summer northerly winds blowing offshore.

Fishing

The rocks at either end are most popular yielding whiting and mulloway, with beach gutters only occurring following high waves.

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Information

About

Killcare, NSW 2257

Length:
1.6km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw292

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Park

Marine Warnings

Wed, 22 Feb 04:42
Fire Weather Warning

Wed, 22 Feb 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Weather

Wednesday 22, Feb 5:51 am

Day 27°    Night 20°
18.4°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the morning.

Tide

6 am
0.93m
7 pm
0.67m
1 pm
0.19m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 30°    Night 20°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. 1st
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

7 am
1.00m
12 am
0.21m
7 pm
0.73m
2 pm
0.16m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm
Thu 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm
Fri 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sat 25th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:50 pm

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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