Weather Forecast
21.90°C
Current Temperature
0.00km/h
Wind speed
24.79°C
Water Temperature
1.19m
Swell
0.58m
Tide
10/11
UV
Wamberal-Terrigal beach (NSW 285) is a 2.8 km long stretch of sand that trends southwest from the rocks on the north side of Wamberal Lagoon entrance south to Terrigal Lagoon entrance where the beach begins to curve round to the southeast to terminate at the rocks on the southern end of Terrigal Beach, in lee of Broken Head (Fig. 4.170). The beach blocks the entrances to two drowned valleys, now occupied by Wamberal and Terrigal lagoons, which only open during heavy rain. The beach and its lagoons have long been popular holiday destinations for Sydneysiders, with increasing residential development since the 1960s. The northern 1.5 km of Wamberal Beach (NSW 285a) lies in the Wamberal Lagoon Nature Reserve, with the Wamberal SLSC (formed in 1950) located on the south side of the lagoon entrance. The 1 km long 20 m high foredune, between Wamberal and Terrigal lagoons, has been developed for beachfront housing. The beach is readily accessible at the surf club where there is a large car park, in addition to several tracks that lead over the high foredune, and in the south by Terrigal Lagoon. South of the lagoon mouth, rocky bluffs then a low dune back the 700 m long Terrigal Beach (NSW 285b). A foreshore reserve lies between the road and the beach and contains Terrigal SLSC (formed in 1924), car parking and a park. The shopping centre and a large resort backs the southern half of the beach. Terrigal in particular has long been a popular destination for holidaymakers and fishermen. The northern Wamberal Beach is well exposed with waves averaging 1.5 m and up to 15 rips dominating the surf zone. As wave height drops to the south the rips decrease in size, with often a continuous bar along Terrigal Beach (Fig. 4.171).
Beach Length: 1.8km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

Sun
03 Mar
Mon
26 Feb
Tue
27 Feb
Wed
28 Feb
Thu
29 Feb
Fri
01 Mar
Sat
02 Mar
Wamberal SLSC
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09:00 -17:00
09:00 -17:00
Central Coast Council Lifeguard Service
09:00 -17:00
09:00 -17:00
09:00 -17:00
09:00 -17:00
09:00 -17:00
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Information

Formal parking area
Change Rooms
Cafe
Mobile Phone Coverage
Public phone
Toilets Block M/F
Kiosk
Toilets Block Disabled
Natural shade
Shops
Park
Showers
Bus

Regulations

Camping Prohibited
No Littering
Dogs Allowed off Leash
No Glass

Hazards

High surf
Heavy shorebreak
Gutters
Littoral currents
Winds
Long beach

Weather

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.