Narrawallee - Beach in Narrawallee Shoalhaven NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Narrawallee NSW

Narrawallee Beach (NSW 467) fronts the community of the same name. The 1.4 km long east-facing beach commences at Preservation Rock, a 25 m high conical headland composed of 250 million-year-old sedimentary rocks, with a smaller island 200 m offshore. It trends due south past some central rocks on the... Read more

Narrawallee Beach (NSW 467) fronts the community of the same name. The 1.4 km long east-facing beach commences at Preservation Rock, a 25 m high conical headland composed of 250 million-year-old sedimentary rocks, with a smaller island 200 m offshore. It trends due south past some central rocks on the beach to the southern base of Bannisters Point, which then protrudes 1.5 km to the southeast (Fig. 4.350). The beach is accessible from a northern car park, which also provides access to Narrawallee Inlet, while the southern half contains a large picnic area and car park. A vegetated foredune runs the length of the beach giving the whole beach a natural appearance. Waves are higher north of the reef averaging over 1 m, while they decrease slightly to the south. Consequently the northern beach usually has an attached bar cut by 4-5 rips including a permanent rip against the rocks. The southern beach usually has an attached bar cut by smaller rips with some rocks in the surf. The southern end of the beach is patrolled during the Christmas school holidays.The southern beach road terminates 200 m around the southern rock at the beginning of beach NSW 467S. This is a northeast-facing 130 m long high tide boulder beach fronted by a low tide sand bar, with usually low waves breaking across the bar and surging up the rocks. Eight hundred metre along the rocks is Jones Beach (NSW 467E), a 40 m long north-facing cobble and boulder high tide beach, together with several large boulders on the beach and some sand exposed at low tide. It is tucked in lee of Bannisters Point and usually receives low refracted swell. There is car park on the point with a steep track leading down to the beach, which also provides access to the rock platform that extends around the point. The remains of a jetty are located at the eastern end of the beach. It was used from 1921–1941, when BHP operated a silica quarry behind Buckleys Beach, with a narrow railway crossing the inlet and running along Narrawallee Beach, then along the rocks to the jetty.

Swimming

Narrawallee has persistent rips north of the rocks with the best conditions in the south, where lifeguards patrol in the summer holidays. The rocky beaches are unsuitable for swimming.

Surfing

Narrawallee is a popular surfing spot offering beach breaks with waves usually higher up the beach. The southern end is more suited for learners.

Fishing

Most fishing is done in Narrawallee Inlet, while the northern half of the beach can have good rip gutters following high seas.

General

Narrawallee Inlet marks the beginning of a near continuous 10 km long section of developed coastline, which includes the communities of Narrawallee and Mollymook, the large town of Ulladulla, and to the south the communities of Burrill Lake and Dolphin Point. The 15 km of indented shoreline that fronts this section contains 13 beaches. The first three (NSW 467-469) are located between Narrawallee Inlet and Bannisters Point, 2 km to the southeast.

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Patrolled Unpatrolled Today Change Day

Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

Mon

10/12

Tue

11/12

Wed

12/12

Thu

13/12

Fri

14/12

Sat

15/12

Sun

16/12

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09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

Narrawallee (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Narrawallee, NSW 2539

Includes beaches:
Jones

Length:
1.3km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw467

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Dressing shed
  • Toilets
  • Park
  • Drinking water

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 6:45 am

Day 23°    Night 18°
19.3°C
Showers

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly in the early afternoon.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore south of Moruya Heads by early evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide

10 am
1.61m
4 am
0.58m
11 pm
1.18m
5 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 21°    Night 17°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming east to northeasterly in the late evening.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

11 am
1.57m
5 am
0.62m
6 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:50 pm
Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:10 pm
Wed 12th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thu 13th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:10 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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