One Mile - Beach in Forster Great Lakes NSW - SLS Beachsafe

One Mile NSW

One Mile Beach (NSW 198) trends south-southeast from Bennetts Head for 1.3 km to a prominent southern headland. The beach is backed by a vegetated foredune apart from a sand blow at the north end, with a golf course in the centre and residential development at both ends. Parking and... Read more

One Mile Beach (NSW 198) trends south-southeast from Bennetts Head for 1.3 km to a prominent southern headland. The beach is backed by a vegetated foredune apart from a sand blow at the north end, with a golf course in the centre and residential development at both ends. Parking and picnic areas are provided at Collendina Reserve in the centre and Palmgrove Park in the south next to the Cape Hawke SLSC (Fig. 4.112 & 4.113). The spread of Forster into this area and the increasing popularity of the beach led to the establishment of the surf club in 1979. Cape Hawke extends for 4 km to the southeast and provides some protection from southeast waves, with waves increasing from 1 m in the south to 1.5 m in the north. These maintain a single bar the usually cut by 3-4 shifting beach rips and permanent rips against both headlands.

Swimming

A popular but potentially hazardous location owing to the prominent and persistent rips. Best in the south between the flags. If elsewhere stay on the bar if attached and watch for rip holes and side currents.

Surfing

A popular surfing spot for the locals who enjoy the beach breaks, which work best when there is a moderate swell, with the best break at the north end near the headland.

Fishing

The beach has gutters following high seas, while both headlands have rock platforms fronted by sandy gutters, all of which are fished for bream, whiting, mulloway and tailor.

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Cape Hawke SLSC (Inc)

One Mile (Great Lakes) (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Forster, NSW 2428

Length:
1.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw198

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Winds
    Winds
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Littoral currents
    Littoral currents
  • Flash rips
    Flash rips
  • Travelling rips
    Travelling rips
  • Shallow Water
    Shallow Water
  • Shallow Sandbars
    Shallow Sandbars
  • Beach exposure
    Beach exposure
  • Long beach
    Long beach
  • Beach erosion
    Beach erosion
  • Heavy shorebreak
    Heavy shorebreak
  • High surf
    High surf
  • Large unexpected waves
    Large unexpected waves
  • Gutters
    Gutters
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Kiosk
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Playground
  • Natural shade
  • Mobile Phone Coverage

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited
  • No Littering
  • Dogs Allowed off Leash
  • No Vehicles
  • No Golf
  • No Alcohol

Marine Warnings

Thu, 24 May 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Weather

Thursday 24, May 4:30 am

Day 21°    Night 10°
20°C
Fog. Possible late shower

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

3 am
1.39m
10 am
0.36m
4 pm
1.32m
10 pm
0.57m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 12:50 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Friday 25, May

Day 21°    Night 13°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day.
Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers offshore north of Port Macquarie, 50% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Port Macquarie in the morning. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

4 am
1.36m
11 am
0.36m
5 pm
1.39m
11 pm
0.51m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 12:30 pm


Weather

Thu 24, May to Thu 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide


UV

Thu 24th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 12:20 pm
Fri 25th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 12:30 pm
Sat 26th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 12:30 pm
Sun 27th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 12:50 pm

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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