Mungo - Beach in Mungo Brush Great Lakes NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Mungo NSW

Mungo Beach begins on the south side of the Big Gibber Headland and curves gently to the southwest for 16.8 km to the cuspate foreland in lee of Broughton Island, known as Sandy Point. It is the third longest beach in NSW and one of the most dramatic with frequent... Read more

Mungo Beach begins on the south side of the Big Gibber Headland and curves gently to the southwest for 16.8 km to the cuspate foreland in lee of Broughton Island, known as Sandy Point. It is the third longest beach in NSW and one of the most dramatic with frequent big surf, high dunes and blowouts to the north and Broughton Island located 3 km offshore. The beach is only accessible at Mungo Brush car park and the Stewart and Lloyds camping area, with 4WD access at Mungo Brush and Sandy Point. There is also lakeside camping at Mungo Brush. The long beach faces the southeast curving round slightly in the south toward Sandy Point. In the north it is backed by some of the biggest blowouts and parabolic dunes south of Stradbroke Island. It receives waves averaging 1.6 m, which decrease only slightly in the south. These maintain a continuous attached inner bar, fronted by a 100 m wide, deep trough and a rhythmic outer bar cut by strong rips every 400 m.

Swimming

A hazardous beach with a continuous deep trough and strong rips dominating and often a heavy shorebreak. If swimming, stay close inshore and away from the rips and any currents.

Surfing

Waves can be found on the outer bar during moderate swell, with the inner bar tending to close out.

Fishing

A popular beach for vehicle based beach fishing, with beach driving permitted between Mungo and Big Gibber.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Mungo Brush, NSW 2423

Length:
16.8km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw221

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park

Marine Warnings

Sun, 28 May 10:30
Severe Weather Warning 1 (NSW)

Sun, 28 May 10:26
Warning to Sheep Graziers

Weather

Sunday 28, May 11:05 am

Day 23°    Night 9°
15.5°C
Early fog then mostly sunny

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late morning and afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Port Stephens during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

10 am
1.49m
4 am
0.03m
10 pm
1.98m
3 pm
0.26m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 29, May

Day 19°    Night 10°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Norah Head during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres by early evening. 1st
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

10 am
1.44m
4 am
0.05m
11 pm
1.90m
4 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:10 am to 12:40 pm


Weather

Sun 28, May to Sun 04, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 28th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:00 pm
Mon 29th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:10 am to 12:40 pm
Tue 30th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 12:40 pm
Wed 31st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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