Werri - Beach in Werri Beach Kiama NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Werri NSW

Werri Beach (NSW 397) occupies the first broad valley south of Kiama, with a view of the beach from the northern Pleasant Ridge lookout. The beach trends to the south from the northern Red Cliff for 1.9 km long, curving round to face northeast in the southern corner. It is... Read more

Werri Beach (NSW 397) occupies the first broad valley south of Kiama, with a view of the beach from the northern Pleasant Ridge lookout. The beach trends to the south from the northern Red Cliff for 1.9 km long, curving round to face northeast in the southern corner. It is backed by a now developed 200 m wide low barrier, and the drained Werri Lagoon which, together with Ooaree Creek, breaks out across the northern end of the beach. The beach was originally known as Lagoon Beach with a recreation ground opening at the beach in 1899. As a result of the popularity of the beach a surf club was formed at the southern end in 1914. However the present Gerringong SLSC dates from 1953. Most of the beach is backed by houses with a caravan park, bowling club and surf club at the southern end, and a rock pool on the southern shore platform (Fig. 4.323).The beach is well exposed with slight protection in the south from the point and an offshore reef. Waves average 1.6 m in the north dropping to 1.4 m in the south, and usually maintain one bar with up to 10 rips, including a strong permanent rip against the northern headland and one along the southern rocks (Fig. 4.324). The bar is usually attached between the rips, only detaching during high waves, particularly up the beach.

Swimming

A potentially hazardous beach, particularly north of the patrol area, so stay in the south and between the flags or use the rock pool.

Surfing

Usually plenty of swell and beach breaks with good access across the fenced dune. In the south Werri Point can produce long rights over the southern reef, just off the beach.

Fishing

The southern rocks are wide and flat and provide good access to deep water, with beach gutters common up the beach and in front of the northern lagoon entrance.

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Gerringong SLSC

Kiama Municipal Council Lifeguard Service

Information

About

Werri Beach, NSW 2534

Length:
1.7km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw397

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • High surf
    High surf
  • Heavy shorebreak
    Heavy shorebreak
  • Gutters
    Gutters
  • Littoral currents
    Littoral currents
  • Fixed rips
    Fixed rips
  • Travelling rips
    Travelling rips
  • Accessible Rock Platforms
    Accessible Rock Platforms
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Showers
  • Rock pool
  • Kiosk
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Playground
  • Caravan park
  • Boat ramp
  • Skate park
  • Cafe
  • Bike path
  • Lookout
  • Natural shade
  • Artificial shade
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Train

Regulation Symbols

  • Bicycles Allowed
  • No Littering
  • PWC's Prohibited
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Firearms

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.

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