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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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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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

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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