Blacksmiths - Beach in Blacksmiths Lake Macquarie NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Blacksmiths NSW

Blacksmiths Beach (NSW 250b) is the home of the Swansea-Belmont SLSC founded in 1927. Access to the beach is provided right along the 1.5 km long Blacksmiths beachfront, with car parking and a large park and picnic area at the southern end. This end of the beach faces east and... Read more

Blacksmiths Beach (NSW 250b) is the home of the Swansea-Belmont SLSC founded in 1927. Access to the beach is provided right along the 1.5 km long Blacksmiths beachfront, with car parking and a large park and picnic area at the southern end. This end of the beach faces east and receives increasing protection from Swansea Heads, Moon Island and the northern entrance wall. As a result, over the southern 3 km of the beach a single bar dominates, and the rips while still prevailing all the way to the wall, became less intense and less active to the south, particularly under southeast waves (Fig. 4.147).

Swimming

At Redhead stay close to the surf club and swim between the flags. Be very careful if swimming near the rocks or down the beach, as it is rip-dominated and isolated, and there is also a sewer outlet across the beach. While Blacksmith usually has lower waves it is still rip-dominated so stay between the flags.

Surfing

Redhead picks up any east or southeast swell and is best during summer when it is protected from northeast winds. Blacksmiths offers beach breaks and during large southeast swell the bar against the entrance wall can offer good rights. During bigger seas there are breaks either side of the northern entrance wall, known as Blacksmith Point.

Fishing

This long beach usually has gutters most of its length, with permanent gutters at Little Redhead and off the Swansea breakwater. These gutters are fished for a wide range of species including tailor, bream, whiting and mulloway.

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Swansea Belmont SLSC

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13/02

Tue

14/02

Wed

15/02

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16/02

Fri

17/02

Sat

18/02

Sun

19/02

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Lake Macquarie City Council Lifeguard Service

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13/02

Tue

14/02

Wed

15/02

Thu

16/02

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17/02

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18/02

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19/02

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Information

About

Blacksmiths, NSW 2281

Includes beaches:
Nine Mile Beach, Redhead, Nine Mile, Reids Reserve Breakwall

Length:
2.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw250C

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Inlet
    Inlet
  • Travelling rips
    Travelling rips
  • Beach exposure
    Beach exposure
  • Accessible Rock Platforms
    Accessible Rock Platforms
  • Long beach
    Long beach
  • Beach erosion
    Beach erosion
  • High surf
    High surf
  • Gutters
    Gutters
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Rock pool
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Playground
  • Camping
  • Caravan park
  • Boat ramp
  • Bike path
  • Natural shade
  • Artificial shade
  • Power supply
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • Bicycles Allowed
  • No Littering
  • No Cats or Dogs
  • No Naked Flames
  • No Dogs Allowed
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Firearms
  • Shared Footway
  • No Glass
  • Surfcraft Prohibited
  • Fires Prohibited
  • No Alcohol

Weather

Sunday 19, Feb 10:49 pm

Day 23°    Night 18°
21.1°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwest to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. Rain heavy at times north of Norah Head in the afternoon and early evening. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

3 am
0.80m
9 am
0.33m
3 pm
0.62m
9 pm
0.29m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 28°    Night 12°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Port Stephens around midday. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres for a period during the morning and early afternoon. 1st
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

4 am
0.81m
11 am
0.32m
4 pm
0.60m
10 pm
0.30m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly during the morning then tending east to northeasterly during the day.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm
Mon 20th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm
Tue 21st 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm
Wed 22nd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm

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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