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

One Mile

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

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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Beach Patrols Change Day

Cape Hawke SLSC (Inc)

Mon
24/02
Tue
25/02
Wed
26/02
Thu
27/02
Fri
28/02
Sat
29/02
Sun
01/03

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09:00 - 13:00

09:00 - 13:00

One Mile (Great Lakes) (Lifeguards)

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
22°C
Water
24°C
UV Rating
10 / 11

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

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
Monday, 24 Feb 6:07

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.


Forster, NSW 2428
Length: 1.3km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw198