Queenscliff/north Steyne/manly - Beach in Manly Manly NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Queenscliff/north Steyne/manly NSW

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Manly Beach is probably Australia's best known beach, after Bondi. There is still debate as to whether the world's first surf lifesaving club was formed here, but there is no doubt that this is where in 1902 one man helped shake the shackles that had for decades kept Australia's growing... Read more

Manly Beach is probably Australia's best known beach, after Bondi. There is still debate as to whether the world's first surf lifesaving club was formed here, but there is no doubt that this is where in 1902 one man helped shake the shackles that had for decades kept Australia's growing interest in the beach and surf at bay. Within a year of William Gocher defying the law and bathing in daylight hours on Manly beach, the floodgates had opened and Australian's began flocking to the beach to walk, bathe and attempt to come to terms with the waves and rips. During the first official bathing season in 1903, 17 people drowned on Manly Beach. A year later a surf club was formed on the beach to safeguard the public, perhaps the world's first. The present Manly SLSC formed in 1911, North Steyne 600 m to the north in 1907 and Queenscliff in 1924. Manly - Queenscliff Beach faces the east, is 1.4 km long and receives waves averaging 1.5 m at Queenscliff dropping toward 1 m at Manly. The sand is whiter and finer than many northern beaches resulting in a flatter wider beach slope and surf zone. Up to 8 rips flow across the bar, with permanent rips against Queenscliff Head and Manly Point, the latter called The Escalator. During big seas the finer sand and waves combine to produce a second bar off Manly with more widely spaced rips.

Swimming

See each individual beach section for details.

Surfing

See each individual beach section for details.

Fishing

Some good gutters can usually be found along the beach, which when the crowds are low, are popular spots. The rocks round to Freshwater give good access to deep rocky water.

General

One of Australia's most popular beaches, providing clean white sand, good surf, all amenities and three surf clubs.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

Manly LSC

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10/12

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11/12

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12/12

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13/12

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14/12

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15/12

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16/12

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09:00 - 18:00

Northern Beaches Council

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10/12

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11/12

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12/12

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13/12

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14/12

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16/12

07:00 - 18:00

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North Steyne SLSC Inc.

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10/12

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11/12

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12/12

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13/12

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14/12

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15/12

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16/12

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09:00 - 18:00

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Northern Beaches Council

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10/12

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11/12

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14/12

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15/12

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16/12

09:00 - 18:00

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Queenscliff SLSC

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10/12

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11/12

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12/12

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13/12

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14/12

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15/12

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16/12

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Queenscliff (NB Lifeguards)

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10/12

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11/12

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12/12

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13/12

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14/12

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15/12

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16/12

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Information

About

Manly, NSW 2095

Includes beaches:
Queenscliff, North Steyne, Manly

Length:
1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw317

Nearby beaches

Today's hazards

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 3:33 am

Day 24°    Night 19°
20.8°C
Shower or two developing

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning.
Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

11 am
1.68m
4 am
0.52m
11 pm
1.20m
5 pm
0.33m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 21°    Night 20°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

11 am
1.62m
5 am
0.56m
6 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly during the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wed 12th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thu 13th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 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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