Stockton - Beach in Stockton Newcastle NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Stockton NSW

The southern Stockton end of the beach (NSW 239b) includes the 2 km long southern end which is backed by the Newcastle suburb of Stockton, with the Stockton SLSC, founded in 1908, located 1 km north of the Hunter River entrance wall (Fig. 4.140). The beach here is backed by... Read more

The southern Stockton end of the beach (NSW 239b) includes the 2 km long southern end which is backed by the Newcastle suburb of Stockton, with the Stockton SLSC, founded in 1908, located 1 km north of the Hunter River entrance wall (Fig. 4.140). The beach here is backed by a continuous seawall, a foreshore reserve and a caravan park, with the houses behind. Waves decrease to the south and average about 1 m at the surf club, where they maintain a low tide terrace, while rips increase up the beach.

Swimming

At Birubi Point rips are strong and there is a permanent rip against the rocks. Use caution if swimming here, and stay between the flags. In the south, waves are usually lower and the beach patrolled. Watch for rips along the entire beach, particularly north of Stockton where they increase in strength.

Surfing

Birubi Point is a popular summer spot for Newcastle surfers as it picks up any southeast swell and the northeast winds blow offshore. The central beach area is a no-mans-land of numerous beach breaks, with the wreck of the Sigma sometimes producing good banks. Stockton is a popular spot with the locals.

Fishing

The entire beach is accessible by 4WD and numerous gutters always abound. These are fished for whiting, flathead, bream, tailor, mulloway and salmon. Popular spots are the Sigma wreck 10 km up the beach, and the Stockton Breakwater, including the Adolf wreck on the entrance wall.

General

4WD permitted on beach and some sections of bare dunes.

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Stockton SLSC

Newcastle City Council Lifeguard Service

Information

About

Stockton, NSW 2295

Includes beaches:
Stockton Beach, Newcastle Bight/stockton

Length:
6.7km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw239B

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • Bus

Marine Warnings

Sat, 22 Jul 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Sat, 22 Jul 03:33
Severe Weather Warning

Weather

Saturday 22, Jul 6:34 am

Day 19°    Night 7°
C
Sunny

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting northwesterly during the morning, reaching 20 knots offshore in the morning and again in the evening.
Swell: South to southeasterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore in the morning. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

7 am
1.49m
1 am
0.29m
7 pm
2.05m
12 pm
0.42m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 23, Jul

Day 20°    Night 9°
Windy. Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

8 am
1.52m
2 am
0.22m
8 pm
2.08m
1 pm
0.41m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 1:20 pm


Weather

Sat 22, Jul to Sat 29, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Swell: South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide


UV

Sat 22nd 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 1:10 pm
Sun 23rd 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 1:20 pm
Mon 24th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 1:10 pm
Tue 25th 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.

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