Immediately to the west is the beginning of the 1.6 km long Bendalong beach (NSW 462, also known as Inyadda Beach). This is the surfing beach for Bendalong. It faces the southeast and curves for 1.6 km from Red Head to Inyadda Point. It is backed by a 100 m... Read more
Immediately to the west is the beginning of the 1.6 km long Bendalong beach (NSW 462, also known as Inyadda Beach). This is the surfing beach for Bendalong. It faces the southeast and curves for 1.6 km from Red Head to Inyadda Point. It is backed by a 100 m wide partly active foredune. It is accessible in the north from a car park and the campground behind the dunes, and in the south from a car park and picnic area is located next to the beach. A small lagoon and creek drain across the southern end during heavy rain. The beach receives waves averaging 1.6 m and has a single bar usually cut by 5-6 rips, which are often detached from the beach by a continuous trough. In the north a reef off the point reduces waves in the northern corner. However a strong rip still runs out past the reef, while a strong permanent rip also runs out against the southern rocks.
These are five potentially hazardous beaches dominated either by rocks and reefs, or rips. Use care and caution when swimming in this area.
Both Bendalong and Manyana are popular beach breaks, which pick up all south swell, while summer northerlies blow offshore.
This is a popular area for both rock and beach fishing, with numerous rock and beach gutters.Read less
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.