Conjola - Beach in Lake Conjola Shoalhaven NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Conjola NSW

South of Conjurong Point and Conjola Lake entrance Conjola Beach (NSW 465) trends to the southeast for 3.3 km to the small Buckleys Point, beyond which Buckleys Beach (NSW 466) continues on to the south for another 1.3 km to Narrawallee Inlet, the permanently open entrance to Croobyar Creek. Both... Read more

South of Conjurong Point and Conjola Lake entrance Conjola Beach (NSW 465) trends to the southeast for 3.3 km to the small Buckleys Point, beyond which Buckleys Beach (NSW 466) continues on to the south for another 1.3 km to Narrawallee Inlet, the permanently open entrance to Croobyar Creek. Both beaches are backed by 10-20 m high foredunes and Narrawallee Nature Reserve. Behind the northern end of Conjola Beach is a large caravan and camping area and the small community of Lake Conjola (population 350). Tracks lead from the park over the 20 m high foredune to the beach. Buckleys can only be accessed via a walking track from Lake Conjola or by boat across the inlet. Wave height is highest on Conjola Beach, averaging 1.6 m, dropping slightly along Buckleys to average 1.3 m at the inlet. These conditions result in strong rips along both beaches, with Conjola having up to 10 rips joined by a continuous trough with the bar separated from the beach (Fig. 4.349). During higher waves a second, outer bar forms. Toward the southern end of Conjola and on Buckleys, which usually has 5 rips, the bar tends to attach to the beach more frequently. In addition Conjola Lake mouth and Narrawallee Inlet produce additional bars, channels and tidal currents.

Swimming

These are three exposed rip-dominated beaches, together with two inlets, so use care if swimming in the surf.

Surfing

The southern side of Green Island produces one of the best long lefts on the coast, while the beach and sand bars off the lake mouth have beach breaks in south swell, with summer northerlies blowing offshore.

Fishing

Both Green Island and the lake entrance are popular spots. However be wary if boating across the bar as there have been numerous accidents and some fatalities.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Lake Conjola, NSW 2539

Length:
3.1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw465

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Park

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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