Pilot

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Pilot Beach (NSW 179) is located inside the 150 wide entrance to Camden Haven extending for 250 m between the southern and an internal training wall. The beach faces northeast and is backed by a car park and picnic area, then slopes rising 30 m to the Pilot Station lookout.... Read more

Pilot Beach (NSW 179) is located inside the 150 wide entrance to Camden Haven extending for 250 m between the southern and an internal training wall. The beach faces northeast and is backed by a car park and picnic area, then slopes rising 30 m to the Pilot Station lookout. The sheltered beach receives only low wave refracted though the entrance, which averages less than 0.5 m and maintain a steep, narrow reflective beach with the low waves surging up the beach face.

Swimming

Three beaches offering the quiet waters of Pilot Beach, increasing rocks and some waves on Washhouse, and a dangerous rock-dominated Pebbly.

Surfing

During higher waves the north side of Point Perpendicular can provide a good wave.

Fishing

Estuary fishing off the Pilot Beach and entrance walls, with rock fishing off Washhouse and Pebbly.

General

Camden Haven Inlet was trained with entrance walls between 1901–1907. The walls stabilised the northern Grants Beach, as well as acting as trap to form the entrance Pilot Beach and act as a boundary for the rocky Washhouse Beach. Extending 1 km east of Washhouse beach is the elongate 30 m high Perpendicular Point. On the south side of the point the rock coast trends southeast for 1.5 km to 80 m high Camden Head, with the small pocket Pebbly Beach wedged in the rocks of the eastern side of the head.

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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.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
22°C
Water
23°C
UV Rating
11 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Shade
Shelters
Shops
Park
BBQ
Picnic
Drinking water
Toilets Block M/F
Wednesday, 8 Dec 8:25

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.


Camden Head, NSW 2443
Length: 0.25km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw179
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