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

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Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets

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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