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

Queenscliff/north Steyne/manly NSW

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

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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

13/08

Tue

14/08

Wed

15/08

Thu

16/08

Fri

17/08

Sat

18/08

Sun

19/08

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

Marine Warnings

Fri, 17 Aug 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Weather

Friday 17, Aug 6:00 am

Day 18°    Night 9°
11.7°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning, reaching 25 knots offshore in the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

12 am
1.44m
6 am
0.39m
1 pm
1.46m
7 pm
0.53m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:00 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Saturday 18, Aug

Day 21°    Night 10°
Becoming windy. Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning then becoming westerly 25 to 30 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

1 am
1.29m
7 am
0.49m
2 pm
1.43m
8 pm
0.59m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:30 pm


Weather

Fri 17, Aug to Fri 24, Aug


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots tending southwesterly 25 to 35 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Fri 17th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 1:30 pm
Sat 18th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:30 pm
Sun 19th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:00 pm
Mon 20th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:00 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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