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

Putty/killcare NSW

CLOSED

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.

Read less

Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

Killcare SLSC

Mon

16/10

Tue

17/10

Wed

18/10

Thu

19/10

Fri

20/10

Sat

21/10

Sun

22/10

-

-

-

-

-

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Gosford City Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

16/10

Tue

17/10

Wed

18/10

Thu

19/10

Fri

20/10

Sat

21/10

Sun

22/10

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

-

-

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

Weather

Saturday 21, Oct 11:02 pm

Day 20°    Night 13°
11.9°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide

10 am
1.15m
4 am
0.18m
10 pm
0.95m
4 pm
0.18m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 21°    Night 11°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
1.14m
4 am
0.19m
11 pm
0.89m
5 pm
0.19m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:50 pm


Weather

Sat 21, Oct to Sat 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:50 pm
Sun 22nd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:50 pm
Mon 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Tue 24th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:00 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.

;