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

Marine Warnings

Mon, 25 Sep 04:20
Fire Weather Warning

Mon, 25 Sep 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Weather

Monday 25, Sep 9:01 am

Day 25°    Night 17°
20.2°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then southwesterly in the evening, reaching 25 knots offshore.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

11 am
1.41m
5 am
0.33m
6 pm
0.33m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep

Day 22°    Night 14°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
Swell: 1 to 1.5 metres in the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

12 am
1.11m
5 am
0.39m
12 pm
1.34m
6 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:00 pm


Weather

Mon 25, Sep to Mon 02, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon then turning northerly during the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Mon 25th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tue 26th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:00 pm
Wed 27th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 2:50 pm
Thu 28th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:50 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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