Red Head - Beach in Bendalong Shoalhaven NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Red Head NSW

At Red Head the coast turns and trends to the southwest for 3.5 km, past the central Inyadda Point to the prominent Green Island. In between are five beaches (NSW 461-463S), backed by the small blufftop communities of Manyana and Cunjurong (population 500). On the southern tip of Red Head... Read more

At Red Head the coast turns and trends to the southwest for 3.5 km, past the central Inyadda Point to the prominent Green Island. In between are five beaches (NSW 461-463S), backed by the small blufftop communities of Manyana and Cunjurong (population 500). On the southern tip of Red Head is a curving 180 m long high tide sand beach (NSW 461) fronted by 150 m wide intertidal rock flats, and bounded by two protruding rocky points, all composed of 50 million-year-old weathered red basalt. Its a nice spot to sit and fish but can only be used for swimming at high tide; even then rocks abound.

Swimming

These are five potentially hazardous beaches dominated either by rocks and reefs, or rips. Use care and caution when swimming in this area.

Surfing

Both Bendalong and Manyana are popular beach breaks, which pick up all south swell, while summer northerlies blow offshore.

Fishing

This is a popular area for both rock and beach fishing, with numerous rock and beach gutters.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Bendalong, NSW 2539

Length:
0.2km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw461

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

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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