Callala Beach (NSW 422) is 5.6 km long, the longest in the bay, and sweeps in a broad southeast-facing arc between the western side of Callala Point and the mouth of Currambene Creek at Huskisson (Fig. 4.334). The beach faces directly toward the mouth of Jervis Bay, 12 km to... Read more
Callala Beach (NSW 422) is 5.6 km long, the longest in the bay, and sweeps in a broad southeast-facing arc between the western side of Callala Point and the mouth of Currambene Creek at Huskisson (Fig. 4.334). The beach faces directly toward the mouth of Jervis Bay, 12 km to the southeast, and receives low refracted swell averaging about 0.5 m. This interacts with the fine white sand to maintain a continuous low tide terrace and a cusped high tide beach, with seagrass meadows more than 100 m offshore. The beach is backed by a 700 m wide regressive barrier, then a back barrier depression occupied by Black Swamp, which is drained by Callala Creek that crosses the northern end of the beach. Callala Bay township occupies the point, while Callala Beach settlement spreads for 2.5 km down the beach, with its beachfront housing extending right to the low foredune. The southern 2 km of beach are undeveloped with the final 1 km, a narrow spit between the bay and the creek. Best access to the beach is at the end of the streets running to the beach which all provide walkways while two central ones have a car park and amenities.
The beach usually has a shallow bar with low spilling waves and no rips. During big seas it can have a heavy shorebreak.
Usually a low beach break, except during big seas when a left runs off the northern reef.
Shallow sand fishing off the beach, with creek fishing at each end.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: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw422