Burwood Beach (also known as Glenrock Beach, NSW 248) extends southwest from the southern Merewether rocks to 75 m high Little Redhead Point. The beach is backed by two valleys separated by a steep vegetated spur, with often rocks exposed on the beach. The northern valley, Murdering Gully is site... Read more
Burwood Beach (also known as Glenrock Beach, NSW 248) extends southwest from the southern Merewether rocks to 75 m high Little Redhead Point. The beach is backed by two valleys separated by a steep vegetated spur, with often rocks exposed on the beach. The northern valley, Murdering Gully is site of the Burwood Beach Waste Treatment Works which discharges treated sewer via a pipe across the northern end of the beach, while Glenrock lagoon occupies the southern valley, with a scout camp located on the southern side of the lagoon. The beach is fully exposed to southerly waves and is usually dominated by 3-4 beach rips, with permanent rips against the rocks at either end, and rocks at times exposed in the centre (Fig. 4.143).
Not recommended on Burwood owing to the sewer and rips, while on Dudley be careful of the rips.
Surfers do surf Burwood, at Shallows, toward the northern end, and Leggy Point, at Little Redhead Point. Dudley is more accessible and more popular offering consistent beach breaks.
Dudley is a popular spot for beach fishing in the gutters and off the flat rock platforms at either end.
To the south of the Merewether cliffs is an open 3 km wide southeast facing embayment containing two beaches (NSW 248 & 249) separated by the central Little Redhead Point. The beaches and backing valleys which rise to 100 m are located in Glenrock State Conservation Area.Read less
Fri, 28 Jul 22:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Fri, 28 Jul 20:40
Severe Weather Warning
Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, shifting west to southwesterly in the afternoon and reaching 30 knots offshore until evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:20 pm
Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Port Stephens in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 1:20 pm
Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
|Fri 28th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:50 am to 12:20 pm|
|Sat 29th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 1:20 pm|
|Sun 30th||4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:40 pm|
|Mon 31st||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:20 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.