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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Patrolled Unpatrolled Today Change Day

Cape Hawke SLSC (Inc)

Mon

22/10

Tue

23/10

Wed

24/10

Thu

25/10

Fri

26/10

Sat

27/10

Sun

28/10

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09:00 - 13:00

09:00 - 13:00

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

Weather

Tuesday 23, Oct 2:48 am

Day 25°    Night 15°
21°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

8 am
1.29m
2 am
0.21m
8 pm
1.33m
2 pm
0.30m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 24, Oct

Day 22°    Night 17°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning. Winds tending south to southeasterly in the evening.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port Macquarie by early evening. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

8 am
1.35m
2 am
0.19m
9 pm
1.32m
2 pm
0.24m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:10 pm


Weather

Tue 23, Oct to Tue 30, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the late afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 23rd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:10 pm
Wed 24th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:10 pm
Thu 25th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fri 26th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:10 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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