Diamond Reef

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Thirty metre high Black Head extends south of the beach for 600 m, with much of Hallidays Point located on its slopes. Pebbly Beach (NSW 193) commences at the eastern tip of Black Head, called Hallidays Point, and trends south for 200 m. It consists of as reflective high tide... Read more

Thirty metre high Black Head extends south of the beach for 600 m, with much of Hallidays Point located on its slopes. Pebbly Beach (NSW 193) commences at the eastern tip of Black Head, called Hallidays Point, and trends south for 200 m. It consists of as reflective high tide sand beach backed by a cobble-boulder storm beach and steep 30 m high vegetated bluffs, with rock platforms at either end. It is fronted by near continuous steeply dipping jagged intertidal rocks flats, and bordered in the south by a small rock headland.The Black Head Road runs up over the head and descends to terminate in lee of Diamond Reef beach (NSW 194), also known as Back Beach. There are car parks either end of the 300 m long beach. It curves slightly between Hallidays Point and Diamond Reef, a low rocky reef that extends a few hundred metres offshore. The reef shelters the beach with waves averaging about 1 m, which maintain a usually attached bar. During higher waves topographic rips form against the boundary rocks. A small creek drains across the northern end.

Swimming

Pebbly is a dangerous location owing to rocks and rips, while the Back beach offers lower waves and a beach usually free of rips.

Surfing

Only a usually low beach break at Back Beach.

Fishing

Pebbly is a popular spot as you can fish off the beach or rocks into the permanent gutters for tailor, bream, mulloway and whiting.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
21°C
Water
22°C
UV Rating
11 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

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Wednesday, 8 Dec 10:00

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Red Head, NSW 2430
Length: 0.3km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw194
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