The Basin - Beach in Coasters Retreat Pittwater NSW - SLS Beachsafe

The Basin NSW

The Basin (BB 11) is the best known and most popular of the Pittwater beaches, used by day-trippers, campers and people moored on boats off the beach. It is located 3 km south of West Head and deep in Coasters Retreat, a funnel shaped steep-sided valley. The beach consists of... Read more

The Basin (BB 11) is the best known and most popular of the Pittwater beaches, used by day-trippers, campers and people moored on boats off the beach. It is located 3 km south of West Head and deep in Coasters Retreat, a funnel shaped steep-sided valley. The beach consists of a 500 m long beach and sand spit that has been built by occasional ocean waves moving sand down into the narrow bay, building the beach and spit across the mid-bay and thereby enclosing the 9 ha, 600 m long, Basin. A permanent tidal inlet links The Basin with the bay and strong tidal currents flowing in and out of the basin are one of the attractions of the area. A shark net is located in the inlet to prevent sharks entering The Basin. The Basin itself is a popular swimming and canoeing area. It has a sandy tidal flat to provide access and a pontoon moored off the beach. The main Basin beach fronts the 6 ha of flat sandy spit, which is now given over to camping, picnicking and recreation, as well as a ranger’s residence. The beach consists of a steep narrow high tide beach, with relatively deep water off the beach. A 30 m long jetty is located in the centre of the beach, while numerous boats are usually moored right of the beach, particularly during the summer holiday periods.

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Information

About

Coasters Retreat, NSW 2108

Includes beaches:
Patonga, Fishermans, Bonnie Doon, Portuguese, Towlers Bay, Taylors, Clareville, Old Wharf, Paradise, Sandy

Length:
0.5km

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

Beach Key:
 nswBB11

Nearby beaches

Weather

Thursday 24, May 4:27 am

Day 20°    Night 11°
11.1°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly early in the morning then tending southerly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

3 am
1.50m
10 am
0.19m
4 pm
1.46m
10 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 12:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 25, May

Day 19°    Night 13°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

4 am
1.51m
10 am
0.19m
5 pm
1.60m
11 pm
0.33m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:10 pm


Weather

Thu 24, May to Thu 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide


UV

Thu 24th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 25th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:10 pm
Sat 26th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 12:10 pm
Sun 27th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 12:10 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.

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