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
Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly in the late afternoon.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Norah Head.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers offshore, 60% chance elsewhere.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
|Sat 23rd||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sun 24th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Mon 25th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Tue 26th||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.