Patonga - Beach in Patonga Gosford NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Patonga NSW

The two Patonga beaches are located along a 7 km long section of south-facing steep rocky shore between Middle Head and Juno Point. The main Patonga Beach (BB 1) occupies part of the 1 km wide mouth of Patonga Creek at Brisk Bay. It forms a curving south to southeast-facing... Read more

The two Patonga beaches are located along a 7 km long section of south-facing steep rocky shore between Middle Head and Juno Point. The main Patonga Beach (BB 1) occupies part of the 1 km wide mouth of Patonga Creek at Brisk Bay. It forms a curving south to southeast-facing beach backed by a low 200-400 m wide sandy barrier then the creek and mangroves of Woody Glen Swamp (Fig. 4.183). The settlement consists of two streets of houses surrounded by the creek, inlet and beach and low dune. In addition there is a fronting foreshore reserve, tennis courts and a camping area at the western end; and a store, jetty, park, oval and boat ramp at the eastern end. It can only be reached via a winding road that climbs for 4 km over the hills from Pearl Beach, itself a winding climb from Ocean Beach. As a consequence Patonga is a relatively isolated settlement and beach, yet located only 35 km from the centre of Sydney. It is also serviced by ferry from Palm Beach.The beach is 1.4 km long and looks out across Broken Bay, receiving only low swell and local wind waves at the shore. These maintain a relatively steep, narrow high tide beach, fronted by deeper water in the centre. Tidal sand shoals front a smaller creek that crosses the eastern end of the beach; and there are larger shoals at the western entrance to Patonga Creek. Only during very large outside swell do ocean waves reach the beach.

Swimming

These are two low energy, often calm beaches. Be careful in and near Patonga Creek mouth as it contains strong tidal currents and deeper channels.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Patonga offers creek, jetty and beach fishing, as well as boat access to Broken Bay.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

Weather

Thursday 24, May 4:25 am

Day 19°    Night 8°
11.3°C
Early fog

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly early in the morning then tending southerly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

3 am
1.56m
10 am
0.40m
4 pm
1.50m
10 pm
0.57m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 12:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 25, May

Day 19°    Night 10°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

4 am
1.53m
11 am
0.40m
5 pm
1.58m
11 pm
0.51m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:10 pm


Weather

Thu 24, May to Thu 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide


UV

Thu 24th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 25th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:10 pm
Sat 26th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 12:10 pm
Sun 27th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 12:10 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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