Saltwater

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Saltwater Beach (NSW 188) is a 1.4 km long southeast-facing beach located between the low northern Saltwater (or Wallabi Point) and the southern more prominent 18 m high head, also called Wallabi Point. Saltwater itself refers to the small residential area on the low northern headland, the access road, and... Read more

Saltwater Beach (NSW 188) is a 1.4 km long southeast-facing beach located between the low northern Saltwater (or Wallabi Point) and the southern more prominent 18 m high head, also called Wallabi Point. Saltwater itself refers to the small residential area on the low northern headland, the access road, and the national park at the southern end. However the beach is also officially known as Wallabi Beach. To make matters more confusing the surf at the southern headland is called Uggs Reef by the younger surfers and Green Point by the older surfers. The sealed Saltwater road runs right behind the low foredune providing good access to the entire beach with car parks behind the beach and at the points. Lifeguards patrolled the northern end during the summer holidays. Saltwater National Park is located behind Wallabi Point and has a picnic area, as well as access Khappinghai Creek mouth and 4WD access across the creek to Diamond Beach. The Point also has a small littoral rain forest. Between the two points is the gently curving 1.3 km long east facing beach. It receives waves averaging 1.5 m which maintain a double bar system, with the inner bar usually cut by eight rips, together with permanent rips against both heads.

Swimming

Best at Old Bar between the flags, and Saltwater when patrolled. Elsewhere stay on the attached parts of the inner bar and away from rips and side currents.

Surfing

The breaks over the reefs at Old Bar are well known and a popular location working best below 2 m. Uggs Reef at Wallabi Point is a boulder reef running along the head and produces the intermittent right hander that breaks over rocks and sand.

Fishing

Most fishing is done in Farquhar Inlet from a boat, however the beach usually offers numerous gutters.

General

4WDs are permitted along the beach north of Old Bar.

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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 10:04

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.


Wallabi Point, NSW 2430
Length: 0km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw188
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