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

Northern Beaches Council

Mon

18/06

Tue

19/06

Wed

20/06

Thu

21/06

Fri

22/06

Sat

23/06

Sun

24/06

08:00 - 16:00

08:00 - 16:00

08:00 - 16:00

08:00 - 16:00

08:00 - 16:00

08:00 - 16:00

08:00 - 16:00

Manly LSC

North Steyne SLSC Inc.

Northern Beaches Council

Queenscliff SLSC

Queenscliff (NB Lifeguards)

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

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Wednesday 20, Jun 3:14 pm

Day 17°    Night 13°
16.9°C
Morning shower or two

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning southerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 3 metres, tending southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the early morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

1 am
1.60m
8 am
0.27m
2 pm
1.33m
8 pm
0.53m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Thursday 21, Jun

Day 17°    Night 12°
Cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable in the evening.
Swell: Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

2 am
1.48m
8 am
0.32m
3 pm
1.37m
9 pm
0.54m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 20, Jun to Wed 27, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 20th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 21st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 22nd 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 23rd 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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