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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Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

Town Beach (Lifeguards)

Mon

16/10

Tue

17/10

Wed

18/10

Thu

19/10

Fri

20/10

Sat

21/10

Sun

22/10

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

Saturday 21, Oct 11:13 pm

Day 21°    Night 12°
14.2°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly below 0.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
1.36m
3 am
0.16m
10 pm
1.14m
4 pm
0.20m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 22°    Night 10°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
1.36m
4 am
0.20m
11 pm
1.07m
5 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:40 pm


Weather

Sat 21, Oct to Sat 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly below 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming south to southeasterly about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:50 pm
Sun 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:40 pm
Mon 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:50 pm
Tue 24th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:00 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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