Number One

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Number One beach (NSW 216) is located besides the steep incline as you drive into Seal Rocks, with the narrow road wedged in between the beach and the hill. The beach is 1.3 km long and curves round to face the northeast against the southern rocks At the southern end... Read more

Number One beach (NSW 216) is located besides the steep incline as you drive into Seal Rocks, with the narrow road wedged in between the beach and the hill. The beach is 1.3 km long and curves round to face the northeast against the southern rocks At the southern end it opens up with a backing valley occupied by the Seal Rocks camping reserve, and a beachfront car park at the southern end in behind the rocks. East of the car park is a detached point, locally called Seal Rocks Point, around which the waves wrap, and where during larger east and southeast swell a reasonable, though full point break is produced. The beach receives considerable protection from the point and waves average 1 m. The waves usually increase up the beach and can produce one or two rips particularly during and following high waves.

Swimming

The southern corner of Number One in front of the car park is best with usually a wide low bar and no rips. Be careful up the beach as the surf widens and rips can develop. Boat Beach usually has low waves and a reflective beach.

Surfing

The point, known as Seal Rocks, is a popular spot during higher east and southeast waves when easy access and a fullish wave make it relatively easy to surf.

Fishing

A few gutters can occur up Number One beach, however the rocks at the south end are the most popular spot, while Boat Beach is used by professional fishers with their boats based here.

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
17°C
Water
22°C
UV Rating
11 / 11

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Bluebottles
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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.


Seal Rocks, NSW 2423
Length: 1.35km
General Hazard Rating: 4/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw216
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