Glenrock/burwood - Beach in Merewether Heights Newcastle NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Glenrock/burwood NSW

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).

Swimming

Not recommended on Burwood owing to the sewer and rips, while on Dudley be careful of the rips.

Surfing

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.

Fishing

Dudley is a popular spot for beach fishing in the gutters and off the flat rock platforms at either end.

General

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.

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Information

About

Merewether Heights, NSW 2291

Length:
1.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw248

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

Weather

Thursday 27, Apr 9:06 pm

Day 18°    Night 12°
15.5°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  23°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching 40 knots offshore.
Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres by evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

8 am
1.75m
2 am
0.31m
9 pm
2.03m
2 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 28, Apr

Day 20°    Night 14°
Early shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching 40 knots offshore, easing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Southerly 4 to 5 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

9 am
1.70m
3 am
0.28m
9 pm
2.04m
3 pm
0.42m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:10 pm


Weather

Thu 27, Apr to Thu 04, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore south of Norah Head.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Thu 27th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:10 pm
Fri 28th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:10 pm
Sat 29th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:10 pm
Sun 30th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:10 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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