Old Wharf - Beach in Clareville Pittwater NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Old Wharf NSW

Old Wharf Reserve and beach (BB 17) commences 100 m to the north and consists of a 300 m long narrow strip of sand at the base of steep rocky slopes. The Avalon Sailing Club house is located across the centre of the beach, with access down a winding road... Read more

Old Wharf Reserve and beach (BB 17) commences 100 m to the north and consists of a 300 m long narrow strip of sand at the base of steep rocky slopes. The Avalon Sailing Club house is located across the centre of the beach, with access down a winding road to the club. Parking is limited and the beach is mainly used as a temporary mooring for the sailing boats.

Swimming

All the Pittwater beaches have usually low waves to calm conditions. However many are fronted by deep water and care must be taken with children and non-swimmers. Boats are commonly moored off many of the beaches and small boat traffic to the beaches is a potential hazard. Also be careful if swimming in the Basin inlet, particularly in the deep channel on an outgoing tide.

Surfing

Usually none. However during very big outside swell surfers do find waves at Mackeral and even Snapperman.

Fishing

The whole of Pittwater shore and estuary is a fisher’s paradise. It offers the beaches, creeks, kilometres of safer rocky shore, as well as the bay fishing.

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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

Clareville, NSW 2107

Includes beaches:
Patonga, Fishermans, The Basin, Bonnie Doon, Portuguese, Towlers Bay, Taylors, Clareville, Paradise, Sandy

Length:
0.3km

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

Beach Key:
 nswBB17

Nearby beaches

Weather

Tuesday 21, Nov 5:51 am

Day 23°    Night 18°
15.9°C
Possible late shower

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide

10 am
1.61m
4 am
0.36m
11 pm
1.17m
5 pm
0.20m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 22, Nov

Day 23°    Night 17°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly in the late evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

11 am
1.53m
5 am
0.40m
6 pm
0.21m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Tue 21, Nov to Tue 28, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide


UV

Tue 21st 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 22nd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm
Thu 23rd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm
Fri 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 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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