Spoon Bay - Beach in Wamberal Gosford NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Spoon Bay NSW

Spoon Bay (NSW 284) is located on the southern side of 50 m high Wamberal Point and lies entirely within Wamberal Lagoon Nature Reserve, with densely vegetated dunes and rocks backing the beach, with the lagoon behind. It is an irregular beach, running roughly south-southeast for 1 km from the... Read more

Spoon Bay (NSW 284) is located on the southern side of 50 m high Wamberal Point and lies entirely within Wamberal Lagoon Nature Reserve, with densely vegetated dunes and rocks backing the beach, with the lagoon behind. It is an irregular beach, running roughly south-southeast for 1 km from the point to the rocks that form the boundary with adjacent Wamberal Beach. The beach can only be accessed on foot from a car park at the end of Spoon Bay Road in the north, or by walking up the beach from Wamberal in the south. It is bordered and fronted by continuous rocky reefs, with waves breaking on the reefs to partially reform in a narrow channel and break as lower waves at the shore, producing a usually steep reflective beach (Fig. 4.169). However while waves are usually low a three permanent rips drains the gutters between the beach and rocks and have caused fatalities.

Swimming

Relatively safe close inshore and away from the rocks, however watch the shorebreak and the rips draining the seemingly quieter channels.

Surfing

The reefs produce some reasonable breaks on low to moderate swell.

Fishing

A protected spot best in heavy conditions, with the northern rocks offering the safest location.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Wamberal, NSW 2260

Length:
1.07km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw284

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

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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