At 100 m high Charlotte Head the coast turns and trends due south for 11 km to Sea Rocks. Two exposed beaches are located within the first 3 km. Boomerang Beach (NSW 208) extends southwest of Charlotte Head for 1.5 km to 60 m high Boomerang Point. The beach has... Read more
At 100 m high Charlotte Head the coast turns and trends due south for 11 km to Sea Rocks. Two exposed beaches are located within the first 3 km. Boomerang Beach (NSW 208) extends southwest of Charlotte Head for 1.5 km to 60 m high Boomerang Point. The beach has a high foredune backed by a one-way road and beachfront houses. Parking is available at both ends and in the centre. The beach faces east-southeast and receives waves averaging 1.6 m which combine with the medium sized sand to maintain a single bar usually cut by six beach rips together with topographic rips against each head (Fig. 4.118). A boulder beach is often exposed against the southern rocks.
These are two exposed unpatrolled rip-dominated beaches. Use caution if swimming, particularly if waves are breaking.
Both beaches pick up all south swell and offer good beach breaks, with some protection from summer northeasterlies. On Boomerang, the northern break next to Charlotte Head is best during northeast winds which blow offshore and hold up to 2 m, while the south break which incorporates a reef bottom, works best in west to south winds.
Good rip gutters are usually present on both beaches.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw208