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
Sat, 22 Jul 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Sat, 22 Jul 03:33
Severe Weather Warning
Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore 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.
Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:30 pm
Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly in the morning.
Swell: Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:20 pm
Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, reaching 2 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
|Sat 22nd||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:20 pm|
|Sun 23rd||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:20 pm|
|Mon 24th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:30 pm|
|Tue 25th||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.