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

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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