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

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

Weather

Tuesday 21, Nov 5:52 am

Day 23°    Night 14°
16.5°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide

10 am
1.64m
4 am
0.46m
11 pm
1.25m
5 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 22, Nov

Day 23°    Night 14°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly in the late evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

11 am
1.61m
4 am
0.50m
5 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Tue 21, Nov to Tue 28, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide


UV

Tue 21st 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 22nd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm
Thu 23rd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm
Fri 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 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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