Mona Vale - Beach in Mona Vale Pittwater NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Mona Vale

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

Mona Vale Beach (NSW 307) commences at the tombolo and trends south-southwest for 1.1 km to the foot of the 30 m high shale cliff that separates it from its southern neighbour Warriewood. At times the beach builds out in front of the cliffs and the two beaches are joined.... Read more

Mona Vale Beach (NSW 307) commences at the tombolo and trends south-southwest for 1.1 km to the foot of the 30 m high shale cliff that separates it from its southern neighbour Warriewood. At times the beach builds out in front of the cliffs and the two beaches are joined. The Mona Vale SLSC (founded 1922) is located at the northern end and is backed by a large car park, park and picnic areas, with the rock pool shared with The Basin. The centre of the beach is backed by Mona Vale golf course, while on the southern slopes is Mona Vale Hospital. When the surf club was formed much of the northern area was covered by low sand dunes. These have now been stabilised and much of the area developed for residential housing and units. Wave height averages 1.5 m along the beach producing a single bar that is usually attached and cut by 5-6 beach rips. In the north a permanent rip runs out past the pool over submerged rocks, with rips also located beside rocks 300 and 600 m down the beach. It is therefore important to stay between the flags, on the bar and away from the rocks and reefs. During and following high waves the bars often detach and a continuous trough runs along the beach.

Swimming

The Basin usually has low surging waves, while Mona Vale and Warriewood are both rip-dominated beaches, with permanent rips against the rocks. The pool in the north and between the flags is the best location for swimming.

Surfing

The Basin has a short right in the southern corner during big seas. Mona Vale always has some form of beach break with crowds decreasing down the beach toward the southern break locally called Cooks Terrace, after the backing street. The best break is during north-east to east swell when a good left forms over the reef at the northern end, which also receives slight protection from summer north-east winds. Warriewood is a highly visible and popular spot, which offers some protection from south winds. It usually has beach breaks with a left running into the Point rip. It’s most popular during moderate southeast swell when the southern point offers a fullish right that finally closes out on the bar.

Fishing

The Basin has rock platforms to either side, while Mona vale and Warriewood offer both beach gutters and bordering rock platforms.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

Mona Vale SLSC

Mon
21/09
Tue
22/09
Wed
23/09
Thu
24/09
Fri
25/09
Sat
26/09
Sun
27/09

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09:00 - 16:30

09:00 - 16:30

Mona Vale (Lifeguards)

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
19°C
Water
18°C
UV Rating
6 / 11

Hazards

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
High surf
High surf
Large unexpected waves
Large unexpected waves
Heavy shorebreak
Heavy shorebreak
Gutters
Gutters
Littoral currents
Littoral currents
Fixed rips
Fixed rips
Flash rips
Flash rips
Travelling rips
Travelling rips
Topographic rips
Topographic rips
Shallow Sandbars
Shallow Sandbars
Submerged Objects
Submerged Objects
Accessible Rock Platforms
Accessible Rock Platforms
Beach erosion
Beach erosion
Beach exposure
Beach exposure
Long beach
Long beach
Outfall
Outfall
Reefs
Reefs
Rocks
Rocks
Slippery rocks
Slippery rocks
Slippery surface
Slippery surface

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Disabled Toilets
Dressing shed
Showers
Rock pool
Shops
Public phone
Park
BBQ
Picnic
Shade
Shelters
Cafe
Bike path
Lookout
Natural shade
Artificial shade
Power supply
Mobile Phone Coverage
Bus

Regulation Symbols

No Diving
No Running
No Littering
No Vehicles
Surfcraft Prohibited
No Horses
No Alcohol
No Dogs Allowed
Friday, 25 Sep 10:23

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.


Mona Vale, NSW 2103
Length: 1km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw307