Mackeral - Beach in Great Mackerel Beach Pittwater NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Mackeral NSW

Mackeral Beach (BB 8, also known as Great Mackeral Beach) is the longest beach on the western shore, at 640 m in length. It is largely freehold land and the home to permanent residents and holidaymakers. It is also on the regular ferry run from Palm Beach. The curving beach... Read more

Mackeral Beach (BB 8, also known as Great Mackeral Beach) is the longest beach on the western shore, at 640 m in length. It is largely freehold land and the home to permanent residents and holidaymakers. It is also on the regular ferry run from Palm Beach. The curving beach faces east across Pittwater toward Palm Beach 1.5 m away. The beach is part of a sand barrier that has partly filled Mackeral valley providing the flat land for many of the houses (though some also clings to the steeper slopes). The beach receives only low swell or wind waves and is often calm and consists of a narrow steep high tide beach. A creek drains out at the northern end and has built intertidal sand shoals extending 200 into the bay. These narrow to the south, with boats moored offshore and the 60 m long jetty located in the centre, where the sand flats narrow to 50 m (Fig. 4.186). Small boats are pulled up along the southern end of the beach to enable the resident to reach their larger boats or to cross to Palm Beach.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Great Mackerel Beach, NSW 2108

Includes beaches:
Patonga, Fishermans, The Basin, Bonnie Doon, Portuguese, Towlers Bay, Taylors, Clareville, Old Wharf, Paradise, Sandy, Little Patonga, Snapperman, Station / Barrenjoey Beach, Hungry, Flint & Steel, Flannel Flower, West Head, Resolute, Currawong

Length:
0.64km

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

Beach Key:
 nswBB8

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 9:02 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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