Lobster - Beach in Wagstaffe Gosford NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Lobster

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Lobster Beach (NSW 296) lies 1 km to the north at the eastern entrance to Brisbane Water. Its location deep inside the entrance to Broken Bay, together with its west aspect result in a very low energy beach with vegetated slopes descending to the rear of the narrow beach. It... Read more

Lobster Beach (NSW 296) lies 1 km to the north at the eastern entrance to Brisbane Water. Its location deep inside the entrance to Broken Bay, together with its west aspect result in a very low energy beach with vegetated slopes descending to the rear of the narrow beach. It owes its origin more to the ebb tide delta of Brisbane Water than to waves, as it is essentially part of the eastern side of the Brisbane Water tidal channel. The 320 m long beach can only be reached on foot by the track over the 50 m high ridge from Wagstaff, or more commonly by boat.

Swimming

Two relatively isolated beaches usually with low wave to calm conditions, however the deep Brisbane Water tidal channel lies immediately offshore, as do the strong tidal currents.

Surfing

Usually none, however during moderate to big southeast swell the other side of the ebb tide delta produces a long left that begins at Little Box Head and peels towards Ocean Beach for up to several hundred metres. Surfers usually access this break by boat, as it lies a long way from any car park. From Lobster Beach it is about a 700 m paddle to the take off area.

Fishing

Most fishing is done from boats drifting in the channel, with Iron ladder known as Bream Ground.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
18°C
Water
19°C
UV Rating
2 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles

Strong Currents

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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.


Wagstaffe, NSW 2257
Length: 0.32km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw296
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