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

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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16/04

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Manly Council Lifeguard Service

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North Steyne SLSC Inc.

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16/04

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Manly Council Lifeguard Service

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Queenscliff SLSC

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16/04

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Queenscliff (MC Lifeguards)

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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

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Friday 20, Apr 9:22 am

Day 23°    Night 18°
19.9°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly early in the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Caution: Surf conditions in the early morning may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

11 am
1.46m
5 am
0.37m
11 pm
1.80m
5 pm
0.53m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 1:50 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Saturday 21, Apr

Day 22°    Night 19°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.

Tide

6 am
0.40m
12 pm
1.37m
6 pm
0.60m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:10 pm


Weather

Fri 20, Apr to Fri 27, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide


UV

Fri 20th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:00 pm
Sat 21st 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:10 pm
Sun 22nd 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Mon 23rd 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 1:50 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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