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

Fri, 28 Jul 22:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Fri, 28 Jul 20:40
Severe Weather Warning

Weather

Friday 28, Jul 10:41 pm

Day 21°    Night 9°
21.5°C
Clear

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


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.

Tide

5 am
0.29m
12 pm
1.23m
5 pm
0.50m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:30 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Saturday 29, Jul

Day 20°    Night 7°
Sunny

Wind


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.

Tide

12 am
1.35m
6 am
0.36m
1 pm
1.22m
6 pm
0.58m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:20 pm


Weather

Fri 28, Jul to Fri 04, Aug


Swell


Wind


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.

Tide


UV

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.

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