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

Sunday 19, Feb 10:52 pm

Day 27°    Night 20°
21.4°C
Showers. Possible storm

Water Temperature  26°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwest to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. Rain heavy at times north of Norah Head in the afternoon and early evening. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

3 am
1.38m
9 am
0.64m
3 pm
1.12m
9 pm
0.57m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 31°    Night 14°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Port Stephens around midday. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres for a period during the morning and early afternoon. 1st
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

4 am
1.41m
10 am
0.61m
4 pm
1.09m
10 pm
0.58m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly during the morning then tending east to northeasterly during the day.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm
Mon 20th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm
Tue 21st 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm
Wed 22nd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 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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