Berrara - Beach in Berrara Shoalhaven NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Berrara NSW

Berrara is a small community of 600 that extends for 2 km along the coast between the southern shores and inlet of Swan Lake and the bluffs above Berrara Creek. The settlement is bordered by three beaches (NSW 453-454) (Fig. 4.345). The northern Berrara beach (NSW 452) is located between... Read more

Berrara is a small community of 600 that extends for 2 km along the coast between the southern shores and inlet of Swan Lake and the bluffs above Berrara Creek. The settlement is bordered by three beaches (NSW 453-454) (Fig. 4.345). The northern Berrara beach (NSW 452) is located between two eastward protruding rocks reefs, the northern adjacent to the usually blocked mouth of Swan Lake. The beach curves to the southwest for 750 m, with a small reef also crossing the northern section. The reefs lower waves to about 1 m, which maintain a low tide terrace along the main open section with permanent rips between the northern reefs and against the southern rocks. The beach is accessible from a car park at the Swan Lake entrance and adjoining blufftop caravan park, and another on the southern bluffs, which has steps down to the beach.

Swimming

Of the three Berrara beaches the best for swimming is the moderately sheltered northern beach. The small headland beach offers interesting walks and wading, while rips dominate the more open southern beach.

Surfing

The best surf is on the northern Conneeleys Reef off the lake mouth, with usually low waves on the northern beach, none at the headland beach, and beach breaks along the southern beach.

Fishing

The two lake mouths, central rocks and reefs and southern rip holes offer a variety of shore-based fishing.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Berrara, NSW 2540

Length:
0.6km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw452

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Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Public phone
  • Shops
  • Drinking water

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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