Killalea - Beach in Shell Cove Shellharbour NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Killalea NSW

Immediately west of Bass Point is a 900 m wide south-facing embayment bordered by grassy headlands rising to 50 m. The bay has been partly filled with Killalea Beach (NSW 388) and its backing 17 ha lagoon. The curving 650 m long beach faces south-southeast, exposing it all to southern... Read more

Immediately west of Bass Point is a 900 m wide south-facing embayment bordered by grassy headlands rising to 50 m. The bay has been partly filled with Killalea Beach (NSW 388) and its backing 17 ha lagoon. The curving 650 m long beach faces south-southeast, exposing it all to southern swell which averages 1.5 m and usually maintain four persistent rips; two against the headlands and two more transient beach rips (Fig. 4.xx314 During big south swell these merge into one megarip flowing out against the western headland.The beach is backed by a low vegetated foredune and the 18 ha freshwater lagoon, all of which is part of the Killalea State Recreation Area. Access is provided from the main road, with parking provided above the beach, and at the north end of Minnamurra Beach. The beach attracts a lot of surfers and fishers, particularly during summer.

Swimming

An unpatrolled and potentially hazardous beach for swimming owing to the persistent rips.

Surfing

Known as The Farm, this is one of the top spots on the south coast, providing beach breaks and a right off the western point, with the summer north winds blowing offshore.

Fishing

A popular summer spot with usually good beach gutters and sloping rocks at the western end.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Shell Cove, NSW 2529

Length:
0.6km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw388

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

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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