Cormorant - Beach in Bawley Point Shoalhaven NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Cormorant NSW

On the south side of Bawley Point are two adjoining beaches separated by Jurwin Head (Fig. 4.360). To the north is 300 m long Cormorant Beach (NSW 487) which is relatively straight and faces due east between the sloping rocks of Bawley and Jurwin points. Houses back both sides with... Read more

On the south side of Bawley Point are two adjoining beaches separated by Jurwin Head (Fig. 4.360). To the north is 300 m long Cormorant Beach (NSW 487) which is relatively straight and faces due east between the sloping rocks of Bawley and Jurwin points. Houses back both sides with a foredune then 12 ha wetland behind the centre, which is drained by a small creek against the northern rocks. The beach receives waves averaging about 1 m, which usually maintain a continuous low tide terrace. Rips form against the northern rocks, then down the beach during higher waves. It can be accessed from a small park besides the creek and via a public walkway between the houses in the south.

Swimming

When waves exceed 1 m watch for the boundary rips.

Surfing

Usually low to moderate beach breaks, plus reef-point breaks on the points either end of Gannet Beach.

Fishing

Both beaches have sloping rocks at each end fronted by permanent rip gutters. During low waves small boats are launched from the southern end of Gannet.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Bawley Point, NSW 2539

Length:
0.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw487

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets

Weather

Monday 29, May 11:17 pm

Day 17°    Night 10°
9.3°C
Clear

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore north of Moruya Heads early in the morning. Winds tending southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

11 am
1.43m
5 am
0.19m
11 pm
1.80m
5 pm
0.58m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 17°    Night 8°
Possible late shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon then increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny morning. 40% chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

6 am
0.26m
12 pm
1.40m
6 pm
0.64m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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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