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

Town NSW

Town Beach (NSW 161) is the most popular in Port Macquarie owing to its location near the centre of town, with a car park running the length of the beach and a riverfront caravan park behind. However it is also a potentially hazardous beach because of its proximity to rocks... Read more

Town Beach (NSW 161) is the most popular in Port Macquarie owing to its location near the centre of town, with a car park running the length of the beach and a riverfront caravan park behind. However it is also a potentially hazardous beach because of its proximity to rocks and the Hastings River mouth (Fig. 4.89). The 600 m long beach, curves between the southern river entrance wall and Green Mound, a jagged 15 m high headland, capped by the Pilots flagstaff. It faces northeast and has numerous rocks in the surf increasing toward the Mound. The low gradient beach is composed of fine sand and is dominated by permanent rips against the entrance wall and the Mound, with a third shifting central rip. Further out the Hastings River sand bar sweeps in towards the Mound. The river mouth bars and associated tidal flows produce variable bars and channels. Strong tidal currents move across these outer bars and channels with each tide. As a result the patrolled area is always located in the southern corner in lee of the larger rocks and well away from the river.

Swimming

Stay on the inner bar and between the flags or in the southern corner. Do not swim in the river. It is deep and has strong currents.

Surfing

A popular spot with board riders owing to the numerous bars and protection from south winds. When the bars and tide is right the beach can hold large southeast swell. Inside the breakwater is a spot called Flagstaff, which breaks over a sand bar in larger south swells.

Fishing

The South Wall is popular while some reasonable holes form amongst the rocks around Green Mound.

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Town Beach (Lifeguards)

Mon

13/02

Tue

14/02

Wed

15/02

Thu

16/02

Fri

17/02

Sat

18/02

Sun

19/02

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Information

About

Flynns Beach, NSW 2444

Length:
0.63km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw161

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Playground
  • Bus

Weather

Sunday 19, Feb 10:46 pm

Day 28°    Night 21°
21.7°C
Showers. Possible storm

Water Temperature  26°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then becoming west to southwesterly about 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre, tending north to northeasterly 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

3 am
1.10m
9 am
0.52m
3 pm
0.89m
9 pm
0.43m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 27°    Night 17°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly below 1 metre during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower or thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.

Tide

4 am
1.11m
11 am
0.51m
4 pm
0.85m
10 pm
0.44m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Crowdy Head.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm
Mon 20th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm
Tue 21st 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm
Wed 22nd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm

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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