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

Monday 22, Jan 12:03 am

Day 30°    Night 19°
22.4°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northeasterly 25 to 30 knots in the evening then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

12 am
1.32m
6 am
0.49m
12 pm
1.54m
7 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Jan

Day 29°    Night 19°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

1 am
1.34m
7 am
0.53m
1 pm
1.47m
7 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:50 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Jan to Mon 29, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:00 pm
Tue 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:50 pm
Wed 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 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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