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

Flynns NSW

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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Port Macquarie SLSC

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Flynns Beach (Lifeguards)

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Information

About

Flynns Beach, NSW 2444

Length:
0.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw164

Nearby beaches

Today's hazards

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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
    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

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.

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