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

Mon

15/01

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16/01

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09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Newcastle City Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

15/01

Tue

16/01

Wed

17/01

Thu

18/01

Fri

19/01

Sat

20/01

Sun

21/01

09:00 - 17:30

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09:00 - 17:30

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09:00 - 17:30

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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

Fri, 19 Jan 14:44
Fire Weather Warning

Fri, 19 Jan 04:00
Fire Weather Warning

Weather

Friday 19, Jan 11:58 pm

Day 26°    Night 17°
21.2°C
Clear

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots.
Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

10 am
1.81m
4 am
0.55m
11 pm
1.40m
5 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 20, Jan

Day 27°    Night 18°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.78m
4 am
0.57m
11 pm
1.41m
5 pm
0.38m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Fri 19, Jan to Fri 26, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Fri 19th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:10 pm
Sat 20th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:10 pm
Sun 21st 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:10 pm
Mon 22nd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:00 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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