Monument - Beach in Bendalong Shoalhaven NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Monument NSW

The Conjola National Park extends south of Berrara for 4 km to Bendalong Boat Harbour and includes five beaches (NSW 454-459). Beaches NSW 455-457 are located along the central 2 km long section of rock-dominated coast and are linked by a continuous strip of high tide sand. Bangalay Beach (NSW... Read more

The Conjola National Park extends south of Berrara for 4 km to Bendalong Boat Harbour and includes five beaches (NSW 454-459). Beaches NSW 455-457 are located along the central 2 km long section of rock-dominated coast and are linked by a continuous strip of high tide sand. Bangalay Beach (NSW 455) lies 300 m south of the southern Berrara Beach and consists of a 460 m long sand beach wedged between wide rock platforms, with a 180 m long central section open to the sea, and shallow reefs extending 300 m offshore. While wave are usually low at the shore a permanent rip drains out either side of the central reef. It is backed by densely vegetated slopes rising to 10 m, with the southern bluffs site of the Walter Hood monument, dedicated to a tragic shipwreck in 1870. On the southern side of the bluff is the relatively straight southeast facing 930 m long Monument Beach (NSW 456). The monument, a picnic area and the beach can be reached via the Bangalay forest track. The beach is fringed by rocks for the first 300 m, with the usually blocked mouth of Nerrindillah Creek and lagoon, and 10 m high densely vegetated foredune extending south of the creek mouth to the southern bluffs. Waves average 1.3 m and typically cut three rips, one against the rock platforms at each end and a more transient central rip.

Swimming

These are three relatively isolated rock and rip-dominated beaches, so use care.

Surfing

There is a reef off Bangalay, while Monument Beach offers the best chance of a reasonable beach break.

Fishing

All three have extensive rock platforms and permanent gutters against the rocks.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Bendalong, NSW 2539

Length:
0.5km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw456

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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