Athol Bay - Beach in Cremorne Point North Sydney NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Athol Bay NSW

On the western side of Bradleys Head is the open, southwest-facing Athol Bay, which has two small beaches located on its western, south-facing shore. The first is a 100 m long moderately steep beach (SH 28) backed by a low 5 m wide grassy berm, then steep rocky slopes, with... Read more

On the western side of Bradleys Head is the open, southwest-facing Athol Bay, which has two small beaches located on its western, south-facing shore. The first is a 100 m long moderately steep beach (SH 28) backed by a low 5 m wide grassy berm, then steep rocky slopes, with a rock and timber jetty at the eastern end and the access road to Taronga Wharf above the western end. The second is Whiting Beach (SH 29), a 90 m long south-facing beach, backed by densely vegetated slopes, with a small creek pooling behind the centre of the beach and vegetated slopes rising behind to Taronga Zoo. Little Sirius Point borders the western end.

Swimming

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.

Surfing

None, except during huge outside swell when surfers head for Dobroyd Point, Grotto Head, Edwards and Balmoral beaches.

Fishing

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.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information

About

Cremorne Point, NSW 2090

Includes beaches:
Store Beach, Edwards Beach, Balmoral Beach, Cobblers Beach, Obelisk Beach, Clifton Gardens, Taylors Bay, Ashton Reserve, Bradleys Head, Whiting Beach

Length:
0.1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
0/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nswSH28

Nearby beaches

Marine Warnings

Sat, 20 Jan 04:24
Fire Weather Warning

Weather

Saturday 20, Jan 4:45 am

Day 29°    Night 18°
19.4°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.72m
4 am
0.51m
11 pm
1.37m
5 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 21, Jan

Day 29°    Night 19°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: About 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.68m
5 am
0.53m
6 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

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


Weather

Sat 20, Jan to Sat 27, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sat 20th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:10 pm
Sun 21st 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:10 pm
Mon 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:50 pm
Tue 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 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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