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
Sun, 28 May 10:30
Severe Weather Warning 1 (NSW)
Sun, 28 May 10:26
Warning to Sheep Graziers
Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late morning and afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Port Stephens during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Norah Head during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres by early evening. 1st
Sun protection recommended from 11:10 am to 12:40 pm
Wind: Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.
|Sun 28th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:00 pm|
|Mon 29th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:10 am to 12:40 pm|
|Tue 30th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 12:40 pm|
|Wed 31st||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
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.