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.
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.
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.
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.Read less
Fri, 28 Jul 22:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Fri, 28 Jul 20:40
Severe Weather Warning
Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore, shifting west to southwesterly in the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore.
Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:30 pm
Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore south of Crowdy Head in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:20 pm
Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Crowdy Head during the afternoon.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
|Fri 28th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm|
|Sat 29th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:20 pm|
|Sun 30th||4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm|
|Mon 31st||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:30 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.