Berrara beach (NSW 454), which trends to the southwest for 1.4 km, curving round to face east in lee of the southern boundary rocks and an 80 m wide rock platform. The usually blocked Berrara Creek mouth lies below the bluffs, and a low well-vegetated foredune backs the beach, then... Read more
Berrara beach (NSW 454), which trends to the southwest for 1.4 km, curving round to face east in lee of the southern boundary rocks and an 80 m wide rock platform. The usually blocked Berrara Creek mouth lies below the bluffs, and a low well-vegetated foredune backs the beach, then a swampy section of Conjola National Park. The beach is accessible from Berrara and across the creek mouth, and from a forestry trail that reaches the coast south of the southern bluffs. The beach usually has an attached bar cut by 4-5 rips. During high waves the inner bar detaches with a trough joining the rips, and an outer bar forms. This is a more isolated beach and with the persistent rips requires caution if 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.
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.
The two lake mouths, central rocks and reefs and southern rip holes offer a variety of shore-based fishing.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw454