Umina - Beach in Umina Beach Gosford NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Umina NSW

Umina Beach (NSW 297b) occupies the western 1.2 km of the beach. The waves, clear of the tidal delta initially increase slightly in size to average about 1 m, then decrease into the western corner, where the beach turns to face east, and Ettalong Creek drains across the beach. Along... Read more

Umina Beach (NSW 297b) occupies the western 1.2 km of the beach. The waves, clear of the tidal delta initially increase slightly in size to average about 1 m, then decrease into the western corner, where the beach turns to face east, and Ettalong Creek drains across the beach. Along this section the bars remain low and wide, but rips are more common and stronger when the waves are breaking. As a result an average of 72 people are rescued here annually. The Umina SLSC, formed in 1959, is located in the centre of the beach and is responsible for the 1.6 km on the western end of Ocean Beach adjacent to the suburb of Umina. It has a large car park and is adjacent to the oval, sporting facilities and caravan park.

Swimming

Both beaches are moderately sheltered and relatively calm under northeast and east conditions. However tidal currents increase toward the east and Ettalong Beach and when waves are breaking, rip currents increase in strength toward the centre and west, with up to eight rips cutting across the attached bar. Best to stay between the flags at both beaches and on the attached bars, avoiding the rips and tidal currents.

Surfing

Ocean-Umina beach works best in a moderate to high southeast swell and particularly during summer when the north winds blow offshore. As mentioned for Lobster Beach, the famous long, left-hander called Box Head lies off of Ocean Beach, and is best reached by boat, which means it attracts the locals out of Brisbane Water as well as from Pittwater.

Fishing

Around the entrance to Brisbane Water most fishing takes place from boats, the seawall and off the tidal shoals at low tide. A tide gutter runs along Ocean Beach, with beach gutters along Umina Beach.

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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.

Umina SLSC Inc

Gosford City Council Lifeguard Service

Information

About

Umina Beach, NSW 2257

Includes beaches:
Ocean-umina Beach, Ocean

Length:
1.3km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw297B

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Travelling rips
    Travelling rips
  • Shallow Sandbars
    Shallow Sandbars
  • Long beach
    Long beach
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Kiosk
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Playground
  • Camping
  • Caravan park
  • Skate park
  • Cafe
  • Bike path
  • Lookout
  • Mobile Phone Coverage

Regulation Symbols

  • No Bike Riding
  • No Littering
  • No Vehicles
  • No Cats or Dogs
  • No Model Planes
  • Picking Plants Prohibited
  • Bombing Prohibited
  • No Diving
  • No Naked Flames
  • Pushing Prohibited
  • Camping Prohibited
  • No Dogs Allowed
  • No Parking
  • PWC's Prohibited
  • Do Not Drink the Water
  • No Entry
  • No Removing Shellfish
  • Sailboards Prohibited
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Firearms
  • No Running
  • Scuba Diving Prohibited
  • No Fishing
  • No Skateboards
  • Shared Footway
  • Dogs Must be on a Leash
  • Dogs Allowed off Leash
  • No Glass
  • No Snorkelling
  • Surfcraft Prohibited
  • Fires Prohibited
  • No Golf
  • No Spear Fishing
  • Vessels Prohibited
  • No Alcohol
  • No Horses
  • No Swimming
  • Water Skiing Prohibited
  • No Bicycles
  • No Jumping
  • No Trailbikes
  • Other

Weather

Tuesday 17, Jul 7:51 pm

Day 19°    Night 5°
16.7°C
Clear

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly during the day, reaching 25 knots offshore.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by evening.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

6 am
0.05m
12 pm
0.91m
6 pm
0.17m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Wednesday 18, Jul

Day 18°    Night 7°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly before dawn.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

12 am
1.14m
7 am
0.07m
1 pm
0.90m
7 pm
0.21m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Tue 17, Jul to Tue 24, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 17th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 18th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 19th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:20 pm
Fri 20th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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