Weather Forecast
24.90°C
Current Temperature
13.00km/h
Wind speed
23.76°C
Water Temperature
0.10m
Swell
0.3m
Tide
11/11
UV
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).
Beach Length: 2.5km
General Hazard Rating: 5/11

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

Mon
24 Jan
Tue
25 Jan
Wed
26 Jan
Thu
27 Jan
Fri
28 Jan
Sat
29 Jan
Sun
30 Jan
Swansea Belmont SLSC
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09:00 -17:00
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-
09:00 -17:00
09:00 -17:00
Lake Macquarie City Council Lifeguard Service
09:00 -17:00
09:00 -17:00
09:00 -17:00
09:00 -17:00
09:00 -17:00
09:00 -17:00
09:00 -17:00

Information

Formal parking area
Public phone
Caravan park
Toilets Block M/F
Park
Boat ramp
Toilets Block Disabled
BBQ
Bike path
Change Rooms
Picnic
Natural shade
Showers
Shade
Artificial shade
Rock pool
Shelters
Power supply
Kiosk
Playground
Mobile Phone Coverage
Shops
Camping
Bus

Regulations

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

Hazards

High surf
Gutters
Travelling rips
Inlet
Accessible Rock Platforms
Beach erosion
Beach exposure
Long beach

Weather

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.