Treachery/yagon

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Treachery Beach (NSW 219) also known to surfers as Yagon, lies on the south side of the prominent Treachery Head and trends west-southwest for 1.9 km to the smaller Yagon Gibber Headland, which reaches 50 m in height. The beach can be accessed by vehicle, with the privately owned Treachery... Read more

Treachery Beach (NSW 219) also known to surfers as Yagon, lies on the south side of the prominent Treachery Head and trends west-southwest for 1.9 km to the smaller Yagon Gibber Headland, which reaches 50 m in height. The beach can be accessed by vehicle, with the privately owned Treachery Camp on the northern headland, which offers a range of beachside accommodation and camping. Twenty to thirty metre high foredunes back the beach, the southern portion of which was mined for heavy minerals in the late 1970s. The beach has now returned to a more natural state, with the national park extending west of the camp camping area. The beach faces southeast and receives waves averaging 1.6 m which maintain a double bar system characterised by an attached inner bar and an outer bar. The inner bar is usually cut by 3-4 beach rips while topographic rips run out against both headlands and two large rips originate in the trough and cross the outer bar (Fig. 4.122). As the name implies this is a treacherous beach, with sharks also a common sight.

Swimming

These are two exposed isolated rip-dominated beaches. Use care if swimming at either beach.

Surfing

Lighthouse is a popular spot as there is usually always a wave and the northeast winds blow offshore. The outer bar is best up to 2 m. Above that watch out, as the rips are big and treacherous. Yagon was 'discovered' by surfers in the early 1960s who were attracted to the northern beach break that is protected from northeast winds.

Fishing

Deep permanent gutters on both beaches attract a lot of fishers. The large holes are fished for tailor, mulloway, whiting, flathead and bream.

General

4WD driving permitted on Lighthouse Beach with access from rear of Seal Rocks settlement.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

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

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
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: 1.85km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw219
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