Little Park - Beach in Stockton Newcastle NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Little Park NSW

Inside the entrance to Newcastle harbour are two small beaches, both formed as a result of construction of the harbour entrance walls. On the north side is Little Park beach (NSW 240) formed following construction of the north entrance wall and the shorter Pirate Point entrance wall which form the... Read more

Inside the entrance to Newcastle harbour are two small beaches, both formed as a result of construction of the harbour entrance walls. On the north side is Little Park beach (NSW 240) formed following construction of the north entrance wall and the shorter Pirate Point entrance wall which form the boundaries of this 200 m long beach. The beach is located inside the Hunter River entrance, immediately south of the southern end of Stockton Beach. It faces east out towards the 500 m wide entrance, with only low refracted wave reaching the shore. The waves maintain a steep reflective beach. However its proximity next to the river, with its deep channel and tidal currents makes this a potentially dangerous location to swim. It is backed by a park, car park and an Olympic swimming pool, the downtown centre of Stockton.On the south side is 250 m long Horseshoe Beach (NSW 240S), which is bordered by the southern entrance wall and an inner harbour wall. The beach is backed by the Horseshoe Beach Reserve which includes a low fenced foredune, park area and car park.

Swimming

Stay near the shore and away from the river and its strong currents that flow past both beaches.

Surfing

None, unless you are paddling out to the inside of the southern entrance wall, which during big north-east swell, throws up a treacherous left called The Harbour.

Fishing

A popular readily accessible spot with fishing off the beach and particularly the adjoining Pirate Wall and breakwater for a range of fish, including bream, luderick, mulloway and flathead.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Stockton, NSW 2295

Includes beaches:
Horseshoe Beach

Length:
0.2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw240

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Weather

Monday 22, Jan 11:05 pm

Day 32°    Night 20°
23.7°C
Windy. Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  23°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Port Stephens in the evening.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

12 am
1.42m
6 am
0.62m
12 pm
1.66m
7 pm
0.43m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Jan

Day 31°    Night 22°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 20 to 30 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn then becoming northeasterly 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

1 am
1.43m
6 am
0.66m
1 pm
1.58m
7 pm
0.46m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Jan to Mon 29, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:00 pm
Tue 23rd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:10 pm
Wed 24th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:00 pm
Thu 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 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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