Anna Bay (one Mile) - Beach in One Mile Port Stephens NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Anna Bay (one Mile) NSW

Anna Bay is a 2 km wide southeast-facing bay bordered by the rocky shores of Fingal Head to the north and Moana Point in the south. In between is a curving 2 km long section of sand containing two exposed beaches (NSW 231 & 232), most of which are located... Read more

Anna Bay is a 2 km wide southeast-facing bay bordered by the rocky shores of Fingal Head to the north and Moana Point in the south. In between is a curving 2 km long section of sand containing two exposed beaches (NSW 231 & 232), most of which are located in Tomaree National Park. The northern Samurai beach (NSW 231) curves gently to the southwest for 1.1 km to Samurai Point, a small boundary headland. It is backed by active dunes rising to 30 m and extending 800 m inland (Fig. 4.136). The beach is accessible to 4WD and a popular spot for beach driving. It is also an official nude beach.The southern One Mile Beach (NSW 232), also known to surfers as Anna Bay, is 1.3 km long and curves round to face the east against the southern rocks. It also has dunes reaching 400 m inland at its northern end. At the southern end the dunes narrow and are backed by a caravan park, a shaded parking and picnic area and a kiosk. Wave height is low in the south averaging 0.5 m, but increases up the beach to 1.5 m along the central and northern half of One Mile and along Samurai. A single bar dominates One Mile with a strong permanent rip against the southern rocks, and 3-4 beach rips increasing in size up the beach. The more exposed Samurai has two bars, the inner usually cut by four rips, while the outer has 2-3 large rips, including a permanent rip against the northern headland.

Swimming

Best at the southern end of One Mile, which is patrolled by lifeguards during summer. Up the beach and at Samurai be very careful of the persistent rips.

Surfing

Anna Bay is a popular surf spot with the wide surf zone and bars providing an opportunity for good beach breaks, with beach breaks also extending the length of both beaches.

Fishing

Professional fishers use the southern headland as a lookout to spot schools of fish, which they net and drag back to shore. Stay out of their way when they are working. Boats can be launched off the beach during low waves and the gutters and southern rocks are popular spots.

Read less

Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

One Mile (Port Stephens) (Lifeguards)

Mon

15/10

Tue

16/10

Wed

17/10

Thu

18/10

Fri

19/10

Sat

20/10

Sun

21/10

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

One Mile, NSW 2316

Length:
1.3km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw232

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Public phone
  • Kiosk
  • Dressing shed
  • Toilets
  • Shops
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Drinking water
  • Showers
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 16, Oct 2:30 am

Day 22°    Night 17°
20.7°C
Showers

Water Temperature  19°C


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Norah Head early in the morning and again in the late evening.
Swell: Northeasterly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

2 am
1.13m
7 am
0.67m
2 pm
1.47m
9 pm
0.53m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Wednesday 17, Oct

Day 23°    Night 17°
Shower or two

Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

3 am
1.10m
8 am
0.72m
3 pm
1.42m
10 pm
0.52m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Weather

Tue 16, Oct to Tue 23, Oct


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Norah Head. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres south of Port Stephens. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Tue 16th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Wed 17th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thu 18th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fri 19th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:10 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.

;