Boat Harbour - Beach in Boat Harbour Port Stephens NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Boat Harbour NSW

The main Boat Harbour beach (NSW 234) is located at the western end of the 500 m deep embayment. It is a curving 200 m long sandy beach that faces east out towards the bay entrance. Waves are lowered to less than 1 m at the shore, where they combine... Read more

The main Boat Harbour beach (NSW 234) is located at the western end of the 500 m deep embayment. It is a curving 200 m long sandy beach that faces east out towards the bay entrance. Waves are lowered to less than 1 m at the shore, where they combine with the fine sand to maintain a low gradient reflective to low tide terrace beach (Fig. 4.137). The beach is used for launching boats, though it is not sheltered enough for anchorage. The sandy beach contrasts with the prominent boulder beaches that line both sides of the bay. The beach is surrounded by parks and parking, then residential houses of Boat Harbour, with Tomaree Nation al Park bordering either side of the settlement.

Swimming

Boat Harbour beach is usually sheltered with a shallow bar and devoid of rips. Higher waves can however produce a strong shore break and start rips against the rocks.

Surfing

Only a shorebreak when the waves are up.

Fishing

Apart from using the boat ramp to launch fishing boats, most fishing is done off the boulders that line each side of the bay.

General

Moana Point marks the eastern tip of a south-facing rugged rocky shore that extends 5 km west to Birubi Point. In between is 7 km of indented shoreline containing six small rock-bound beaches (NSW 233-238). The first two are located 1 km west of Moana Point in Boat Harbour.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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.

Information

About

Boat Harbour, NSW 2316

Length:
0.2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw234

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Bus

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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