Clovelly - Beach in Clovelly Randwick NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Clovelly NSW

Clovelly Beach (NSW 324) is located in the first embayment, a 60 m wide, 350 m deep southeast-facing gap in the rocks. The 60 m long beach is located at the base of the bay and backed by 100 m of bare sand, then a small grassy park and walkway.... Read more

Clovelly Beach (NSW 324) is located in the first embayment, a 60 m wide, 350 m deep southeast-facing gap in the rocks. The 60 m long beach is located at the base of the bay and backed by 100 m of bare sand, then a small grassy park and walkway. The entire beach is locked between two rocky ridges that extend like two arms for 300 m seaward of the shoreline, and almost meet at their seaward end (Fig. 4.244). The net result is an almost landlocked beach. Most wave energy is expended breaking on the seaward arms, where the waves have built a boulder beach on the northern side. What little wave energy gets into the bay eventually laps up against what is the lowest energy and quietest patrolled beach in Sydney. The boundary shore platform has been edged and concreted and a small pool is located on the southern side, with the Clovelly SLSC (founded 1907) further out, adjacent to a large car park on the southern headland. Wheelchair access is provided to the rock pool. The beach is also a popular SCUBA diving site.

Swimming

Clovelly is usually calm so stay within your depth or use the pool. Beware of the seaward rocks and entrance to the bay, as these are treacherous.

Surfing

None in Clovelly Bay, but there is a rideable left break over the rocks outside the bay, and a rideable reef off the south side of Gordons Bay.

Fishing

The readily accessible and wide rock platforms either side of Clovelly are popular locations, with the beach itself offering protection in heavy conditions, while Gordons Bay is mainly used to launch fishing boats.

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Clovelly SLSC

Randwick City Council Lifeguard Service

Information

About

Clovelly, NSW 2031

Length:
0.07km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw324

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

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

Weather

Monday 29, May 11:20 pm

Day 18°    Night 13°
12.3°C
Clear

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.48m
5 am
0.27m
11 pm
1.95m
4 pm
0.55m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 18°    Night 9°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly in the morning then turning west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Sunny day. 30% chance of a shower in the evening.

Tide

6 am
0.33m
12 pm
1.43m
5 pm
0.62m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly 25 to 30 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 1st 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.

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