The next bay, 600 m to the west, is Taylors Bay; a 300 m wide, V-shaped, southeast-facing bay, largely bordered by densely vegetated slopes of the national park. At the northern apex of the bay is a 50 m long low sand berm (SH 25), backed by a small creek,... Read more
The next bay, 600 m to the west, is Taylors Bay; a 300 m wide, V-shaped, southeast-facing bay, largely bordered by densely vegetated slopes of the national park. At the northern apex of the bay is a 50 m long low sand berm (SH 25), backed by a small creek, with a couple of rocks on the beach. It can be accessed on foot or by boat. Three hundred metres to the south, on the western side of the bay is a 50 m long strip of east-facing sand and narrow sand flats (SH 26), backed by densely vegetated slopes, with trees overhanging the beach, and bordered by the rocky shore. Six hundred metres further south, on the eastern tip of Bradleys Head is 100 m long strip of sand and backing grass (SH 27), largely fronted by intertidal rock flats up to 50 m wide. The Bradleys Head road terminates just above the beach providing ready access.
All the northern Sydney Harbour beaches are relatively safe under normal low wave to calm conditions. Some like Sandy Bay and Sirius Cove never receive ocean waves, while Washaway, Reef and Obelisk commonly receive low swell. The biggest hazard to children and non-swimmers is the often deep water off many of the beaches, and boating activity off some of the beaches.
None, except during huge outside swell when surfers head for Dobroyd Point, Grotto Head, Edwards and Balmoral beaches.
The entire harbour shoreline attract thousands of anglers, with most fishing from the relatively safe rocks and many jetties, as well as off the beaches fronted by deeper water.Read less
Tue, 16 Oct 10:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Tue, 16 Oct 04:23
Hazardous Surf Warning for New South Wales
Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly 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.
Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:10 pm
Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Wind: Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
|Tue 16th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm|
|Wed 17th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm|
|Thu 18th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm|
|Fri 19th||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:10 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.