Bungan - Beach in Newport Pittwater NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Bungan

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

Bungan Beach (NSW 305) sits between 40-50 m high Bungan and Mona Vale heads, both steep sandstone and shale cliff, fronted by rock platforms. The beach is backed by steep vegetated slopes rising 40 m to the main Barrenjoey Road (Fig. 4.201). Because of the steep slopes beach access is... Read more

Bungan Beach (NSW 305) sits between 40-50 m high Bungan and Mona Vale heads, both steep sandstone and shale cliff, fronted by rock platforms. The beach is backed by steep vegetated slopes rising 40 m to the main Barrenjoey Road (Fig. 4.201). Because of the steep slopes beach access is restricted to a steep footpath at the northern end, at the base of which is the Bungan SLSC (founded 1953), and down a more circuitous track at the southern end, off Headland Parade. As car parking is limited to the narrow roads that wind around the headland, lack of parking and access mean that Bungan never gets crowded. The beach does however attract a usually small band of swimmers and surfers. The 600 m long beach faces east-southeast and receives waves averaging 1.5 m. A single bar runs the length of the beach, with two strong permanent rips against the rocks at either end, and 2-3 shifting beach rips along the centre (Fig. 4.202). The bar is usually attached during periods of lower waves, but commonly detaches, particularly towards the north, during and following high waves. This results in a continuous trough with rips and their feeder currents, occupying the inner surf zone.

Swimming

A potentially hazardous beach. You can clearly see the rips from the road. So definitely stay between the flags and on the bars.

Surfing

This is where you go to get away from the more crowded Sydney breaks. It usually has reasonable beach breaks, while the northern corner offers some protection from summer northeast sea breezes, and with a north swell can produce a good left.

Fishing

Not as popular as some of the surrounding beaches owing to the more difficult access. The northern rocks have a deep gutter and provide access to Newport Reef. Good gutters are usually found along the beach.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

Bungan Beach SLSC Inc

Mon
07/10
Tue
08/10
Wed
09/10
Thu
10/10
Fri
11/10
Sat
12/10
Sun
13/10

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09:00 - 15:00

09:00 - 15:00

Bungan Beach (Lifeguards)

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
18°C
Water
19°C
UV Rating
7 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Public phone
Dressing shed
Toilets
Drinking water
Showers
Bus
Monday, 7 Oct 5:29

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.


Newport, NSW 2106
Length: 0.6km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw305