Flynns - Beach in Flynns Beach Port Macquarie-Hastings NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Flynns

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The small Flynns Point separates the isolated Rocky beach and popular Flynns Beach. Flynns Beach (NSW 164) is the site of Port Macquarie SLSC (Fig. 4.90). It was chosen for the surf club in 1929 because it has good vehicle access with a beachfront park and car parking. It also... Read more

The small Flynns Point separates the isolated Rocky beach and popular Flynns Beach. Flynns Beach (NSW 164) is the site of Port Macquarie SLSC (Fig. 4.90). It was chosen for the surf club in 1929 because it has good vehicle access with a beachfront park and car parking. It also has less rock and more sand in its 500 m length and it receives slight protection from Nobby Head resulting in an east-northeast orientation. Waves average 1.4 m and maintain two permanent rips against the northern headland and southern rocks, with a third rip crossing the central bar during and following higher waves (Fig. 4.88). Seaward of the bar is a trough and outer bar also cut by rips at either end.As a forerunner to the present surf club, a Surf Bathing Club was formed at Port Macquarie in 1910 by members of the 48th Foot Regiment, then stationed at the Port. In the 1950s Port Macquarie surf club took out a Miners Right on Flynns Beach, not to mine the beach for heavy mineral sands, but to stop others having the same idea.

Swimming

Definitely stay between the flags and away from the rips and rocks. Rocks dominate the surf at the south end.

Surfing

A popular spot for locals owing to the beachfront parking and access via the rips to the breaks on the outer bar. It works in moderate to large east and southeast swell with southerlies blowing offshore.

Fishing

There are permanent gutters amongst the rocks at each end, which are used for both beach and rock fishing.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

Port Macquarie SLSC

Mon
18/11
Tue
19/11
Wed
20/11
Thu
21/11
Fri
22/11
Sat
23/11
Sun
24/11

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09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

Flynns Beach (Lifeguards)

Mon
18/11
Tue
19/11
Wed
20/11
Thu
21/11
Fri
22/11
Sat
23/11
Sun
24/11

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
25°C
Water
22°C
UV Rating
6 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips
Shallow Sandbars
Shallow Sandbars
Submerged Objects
Submerged Objects
Accessible Rock Platforms
Accessible Rock Platforms
Rocks
Rocks

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Disabled Toilets
Dressing shed
Showers
Kiosk
Public phone
Park
BBQ
Picnic
Shade
Shelters
Natural shade
Mobile Phone Coverage
Bus

Regulation Symbols

Bicycles Allowed
No Littering
No Cats or Dogs
Picking Plants Prohibited
Bombing Prohibited
No Dogs Allowed
PWC's Prohibited
No Removing Shellfish
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
No Firearms
Shared Footway
No Golf
No Alcohol
No Horses
Water Skiing Prohibited
No Trailbikes
Wednesday, 20 Nov 3:28

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.


Flynns Beach, NSW 2444
Length: 0.5km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw164