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

Wednesday 22, Feb 1:13 am

Day 26°    Night 18°
19.7°C
Becoming windy. Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Tide

5 am
1.41m
6 pm
1.15m
12 pm
0.52m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 29°    Night 19°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 25 to 30 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Sunny day. 30% chance of a shower at night.

Tide

6 am
1.48m
12 am
0.62m
7 pm
1.21m
1 pm
0.43m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm
Thu 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm
Fri 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm
Sat 25th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:00 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.

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