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

Weather

Tuesday 24, Oct 3:13 pm

Day 29°    Night 9°
17°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by evening.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.65m
5 am
0.49m
6 pm
0.38m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 25, Oct

Day 32°    Night 14°
Possible shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

12 am
1.22m
5 am
0.54m
12 pm
1.61m
7 pm
0.41m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:00 pm


Weather

Tue 24, Oct to Tue 31, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 20 knots before turning east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Tue 24th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wed 25th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:00 pm
Thu 26th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 3:50 pm
Fri 27th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:00 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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