The Manyana settlement occupies the top of Inyadda Point and extends 1.5 km to the west. On the south side of the point below the houses is a 130 m long high tide sand beach (NSW 463N) fronted by 50m wide rugged rock flats, with sand and surf beyond. The... Read more
The Manyana settlement occupies the top of Inyadda Point and extends 1.5 km to the west. On the south side of the point below the houses is a 130 m long high tide sand beach (NSW 463N) fronted by 50m wide rugged rock flats, with sand and surf beyond. The beach faces south into the waves, which break seaward of the rocks resulting in hazardous conditions. The main Manyana Beach (NSW 463) lies immediately to the west and is the surf beach for the small community. The beach curves to the south for 900 m to the beginning of a 300 m long section of rocks and reefs, in front of Cunjurong Point. The beach is accessible in the north from a car park, beside a small creek through the foredune. A park, playground and picnic area are also located here. In the south is a clifftop car park on 50 m high Cunjurong Point, with a track down to the beach. The beach is well exposed and usually has 3-4 rips cutting across the surf, including a permanent rip against the northern rocks (Fig. 4.347). On the southern side of the rocks is a moderately sheltered 300 m long strip of bare sand (NSW 463S) which links to Green Island, forming the northern side of a tombolo. Waves are reduced to about 1 m, and maintain a continuous low tide terrace with a permanent rip draining out against the northern rocks and reef. At times the end of the beach is cut and strong currents can run between the island and the beach.
These are five potentially hazardous beaches dominated either by rocks and reefs, or rips. Use care and caution when swimming in this area.
Both Bendalong and Manyana are popular beach breaks, which pick up all south swell, while summer northerlies blow offshore.
This is a popular area for both rock and beach fishing, with numerous rock and beach gutters.Read less
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.