Werri - Beach in Werri Beach Kiama NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Werri

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

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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Beach Patrols Change Day

Gerringong SLSC

Mon
04/11
Tue
05/11
Wed
06/11
Thu
07/11
Fri
08/11
Sat
09/11
Sun
10/11

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10:00 - 16:00

10:00 - 16:00

Kiama Municipal Council Lifeguard Service

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

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
Thursday, 7 Nov 2:56

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.


Werri Beach, NSW 2534
Length: 1.7km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw397