Crookhaven/culburra - Beach in Culburra Beach Shoalhaven NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Crookhaven/culburra NSW

Culburra Beach (NSW 402) commences at the 25 m high Crookhaven Heads and trends south for 3.7 km swinging to the southeast along the southern 1 km. The beach is backed by a 10 m high foredune along the central and northern sections, which in turn is backed by houses... Read more

Culburra Beach (NSW 402) commences at the 25 m high Crookhaven Heads and trends south for 3.7 km swinging to the southeast along the southern 1 km. The beach is backed by a 10 m high foredune along the central and northern sections, which in turn is backed by houses and a road that runs to Orient Point and the Crookhaven Head Lighthouse. The northern end has a caravan park together with a car park and picnic area and is patrolled in summer. Down the beach, access is provided across the foredune at the end of each street. In the northern patrolled area, rocks lie on the beach and in the surf north of the car park, and a strong permanent rip runs out past the rocks. The beach receives waves averaging 1.5 m for most of its length, decreasing along the southern section. The central-northern section has a single bar, which is usually cut by rips every 200-300 m. Rocks also occur on the beach at the southern end, however the lower waves result in a decrease in rip occurrence and strength.

Swimming

Both Crookhaven and Warrain beaches are rip-dominated, so stay in the patrolled areas. Tilbury Cove is usually quieter and patrolled in summer.

Surfing

There are numerous accessible beach breaks right along Culburra Beach; Tilbury offers some protected beach breaks in bigger south swell, with a right break also out on Penguin Point also working in larger swell. On Warrain the northern reefs are the most accessible and popular.

Fishing

The wide, flat rocks round both Crookhaven and Penguin heads are readily accessible and popular spots, with Crookhaven also giving access to the river mouth, while there are some good rock gullies out on Penguin. The beach offers the best rip holes toward the north end, with the boat ramp in the southern corner.

General

Culburra is a coastal community of 3500, located between Crookhaven and Penguin heads. It is bordered to the north by the Shoalhaven River, which enters the sea at Crookhaven Heads, while 600 ha Wollumboola Lake forms the southern boundary, with the estuarine Curleys Bay also backing much of the township. Three beaches (NSW 402-403) form the coastal boundary.

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Crookhaven (North Culburra Beach) (Lifeguards)

Tilbury Cove (South Culburra Beach) (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Culburra Beach, NSW 2540

Includes beaches:
Tilbury Cove

Length:
3.7km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw402

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep 2:58 am

Day 18°    Night 9°
13.2°C
Possible early shower

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide

12 am
1.07m
5 am
0.43m
12 pm
1.28m
7 pm
0.43m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 27, Sep

Day 23°    Night 10°
Late shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northeasterly 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon then tending northerly in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the evening.

Tide

12 am
0.99m
6 am
0.49m
1 pm
1.25m
8 pm
0.45m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 2:50 pm


Weather

Tue 26, Sep to Tue 03, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots at first, tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then turning east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Tue 26th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:50 pm
Wed 27th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 2:50 pm
Thu 28th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 2:40 pm
Fri 29th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:00 pm

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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