Walkers Beach (NSW 399) is located 1 km to the south and can only be reached by walking 600 m along the northern boundary of the Gerringong Golf course. The beach is 350 m long and faces the east-southeast, however it is afforded some protection by the reefs off Black... Read more
Walkers Beach (NSW 399) is located 1 km to the south and can only be reached by walking 600 m along the northern boundary of the Gerringong Golf course. The beach is 350 m long and faces the east-southeast, however it is afforded some protection by the reefs off Black Head, 2 km to the south resulting in waves averaging 1 m. These maintain a single attached bar with rips usually against the rocks at each end and a transient central rip. The sand beach is backed by a storm bounder beach, with a small creek draining across the centre, then the grassy slopes of the golf course, with 60 m high basalt headlands to either end.
None of these three beaches are recommended for swimming owing to two being rock bounded and dominated, while Walkers is isolated and prone to rips.
During big south swell Gerringong Harbour has a rarely ridden right hand break on the southern rocks, while Walkers provides beach breaks under low to moderate condition.
Most fishing is done outside from boats launched from the harbour, while the well developed basalt rock platforms are popular. However beware of waves in exposed locations.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw399