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.
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.
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.
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
Sat, 29 Oct 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:30 pm
Wind: Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning northerly 20 to 30 knots in the late morning and afternoon.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of rain in the late afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 30 knots before shifting east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
|Sat 29th||11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm|
|Sun 30th||11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm|
|Mon 31st||12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:40 pm|
|Tue 1st||10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:30 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.