Main - Beach in Nambucca Heads Nambucca NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Main NSW

Nambucca Heads Main Beach (NSW 125) continuous south of the rocks for 600 m to a more prominent bluff, at the base of which is the Nambucca Heads SLSC (Fig. 4.64). Car parking is provided both above and below the bluffs, with shops and amenities ontop of the bluffs. The... Read more

Nambucca Heads Main Beach (NSW 125) continuous south of the rocks for 600 m to a more prominent bluff, at the base of which is the Nambucca Heads SLSC (Fig. 4.64). Car parking is provided both above and below the bluffs, with shops and amenities ontop of the bluffs. The bluffs form headlands, rocks and reefs where they protrude into the surf, resulting in an irregular beach alternating with rocks (Fig. 4.65) and waves averaging 1 m in height. The beach usually has a continuous attached bar under normal waves, with rips forming during higher wave conditions, particularly amongst the rocks. The surf club, which was formed in 1933, averages 14 rescues each year.

Swimming

These are five moderately sheltered, but rock and reef-dominated beaches, so use care when swimming. The most popular are the Main patrolled and the more sheltered Shelly.

Surfing

These beaches are not renown for their surf, though you will usually find a few locals surfing the northern and Main Beach breaks. During larger east and southeast waves there are breaks on some of the outer reefs.

Fishing

Best gutters are around the many rocks which are fished for mulloway, tailor, bream and flathead. Shelly Beach, the Jewie Hole on the heads and Wellington Rock to the east are all popular spots and are fished for bream, flathead, tailor and mulloway, with boat launching also at Shelly's.

General

Nambucca Heads is a popular coastal town of 7000 located on the northern side of the Nambucca River mouth. The 40 m high head extends north of the river for 3 km as a mixture of cliffs, bluffs, rocks and reefs, and divides the adjacent shoreline into five rock-bound beaches (NSW 124-128).

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Patrolled Unpatrolled Today Change Day

Nambucca Heads SLSC Inc

Mon

20/02

Tue

21/02

Wed

22/02

Thu

23/02

Fri

24/02

Sat

25/02

Sun

26/02

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09:00 - 13:00

09:00 - 13:00

Nambucca Heads Beach (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Nambucca Heads, NSW 2448

Length:
0.6km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw125

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Bus

Weather

Thursday 23, Feb 2:53 am

Day 28°    Night 20°
25.3°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  26°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

7 am
1.40m
12 am
0.47m
7 pm
1.08m
2 pm
0.42m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 24, Feb

Day 28°    Night 18°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

8 am
1.47m
1 am
0.41m
8 pm
1.14m
2 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Thu 23, Feb to Thu 02, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots tending southeasterly during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Thu 23rd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm
Fri 24th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm
Sat 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:50 pm
Sun 26th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:50 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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