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

Monday 22, Jan 12:03 am

Day 33°    Night 20°
20.9°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northeasterly 25 to 30 knots in the evening then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

12 am
1.25m
6 am
0.32m
12 pm
1.48m
7 pm
0.14m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Jan

Day 30°    Night 22°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

1 am
1.28m
7 am
0.34m
1 pm
1.41m
7 pm
0.17m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:50 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Jan to Mon 29, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:00 pm
Tue 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:50 pm
Wed 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 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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