Weather Forecast
16.70°C
Current Temperature
9.00km/h
Wind speed
19.95°C
Water Temperature
1.25m
Swell
0.41m
Tide
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.
Beach Length: 1km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information

Formal parking area
Park
Natural shade
Toilets Block M/F
BBQ
Artificial shade
Toilets Block Disabled
Picnic
Power supply
Change Rooms
Shade
Mobile Phone Coverage
Showers
Shelters
Rock pool
Cafe
Shops
Bike path
Public phone
Lookout
Bus

Regulations

No Diving
No Running
No Littering
No Vehicles
Surfcraft Prohibited
No Horses
No Alcohol
No Dogs Allowed

Hazards

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

Weather

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.