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

Boulder NSW

Boulder Beach (NSW 233) is located on the north side of Boat Harbour and is readily accessible from the northern park and car park. The small 50 m long southeast-facing beach is composed entirely of boulder and slopes steeply into the rocky bay. It is an interesting place to scramble... Read more

Boulder Beach (NSW 233) is located on the north side of Boat Harbour and is readily accessible from the northern park and car park. The small 50 m long southeast-facing beach is composed entirely of boulder and slopes steeply into the rocky bay. It is an interesting place to scramble over, but not suitable for swimming or surfing. It does offer a rocky gully for fishing off the beach or rocks.

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

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Information

About

Boat Harbour, NSW 2316

Length:
0.05km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw233

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Bus

Marine Warnings

Mon, 29 Jul 16:14
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales


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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