Immediately south of Zenith are three similar east-facing beaches all within Tomaree National Park. The first (NSW 225) lies at the base of Stephens Peak and is a 50 m long sandy beach wedged in a gap in the rocks and often awash at high tide and even absent following... Read more
Immediately south of Zenith are three similar east-facing beaches all within Tomaree National Park. The first (NSW 225) lies at the base of Stephens Peak and is a 50 m long sandy beach wedged in a gap in the rocks and often awash at high tide and even absent following severe erosion. It can only be accessed on foot from the Wreck Beach car park. Wreck Beach (NSW 226) is located 100 m to the south and is a 200 m long sandy beach located at the end of a 500 m walking track from the backing streets. It usually has an attached bar with rips forming against the rocks during higher waves. Box Beach (NSW 227) lies 500 m further south and is 350 m long and the most accessible with a car park and a 200 m walkway to the beach. All three beaches are bordered by 100 m high conical headlands. Waves average 1 m and the beaches usually have a shallow attached bar or may be reflective during periods of low waves. Rips do however run out against the headlands whenever waves exceed 1 m.
The main beaches usually receive waves averaging 1 m or less and are moderately safe for swimming. However higher seas produce strong rips against the rocks.
Usually only shorebreak however during big east and southeast swell Fly Roads can provide rights breaking along the spit, while south winds blow offshore.
There is beach and rock fishing off all the beaches, with Fly Roads also fished by professional fishermen. Be careful if crossing the spit when breached as fishers have been trapped by the tide.
4WD permitted on Fly Roads beach.Read less
Sat, 22 Oct 10:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Wind: Northerly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore north of Norah Head during the morning. Winds shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late morning then becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:20 pm
Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres by early evening. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% 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.
Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:10 pm
Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then turning southerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 3 to 4 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.
|Sat 22nd||10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:20 pm|
|Sun 23rd||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:10 pm|
|Mon 24th||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:20 pm|
|Tue 25th||10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:20 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.