The rock-bordered mouth of Moona Creek marks the northern boundary of a 3 km wide, L-shaped, northeast-facing bay, bordered in the south by Plantation Point and containing three beaches (NSW 435-437) in between. Collingwood Beach (NSW 425) occupies the western shore of the bay and curves south of Moona Creek... Read more
The rock-bordered mouth of Moona Creek marks the northern boundary of a 3 km wide, L-shaped, northeast-facing bay, bordered in the south by Plantation Point and containing three beaches (NSW 435-437) in between. Collingwood Beach (NSW 425) occupies the western shore of the bay and curves south of Moona Creek mouth for 2.2 km to a rocky eastward inflection in the shore. The beach faces due east towards the entrance and receives low refracted swell averaging less than 0.5 m, which usually maintains a moderately steep cusped reflective beach. The beach is part of a 300 m wide regressive barrier, backed by a swamp drained by Moona Creek. A road and narrow reserve backs the northern end of the beach, with a large park adjacent to the creek mouth. The remainder is backed by a low foredune then narrow, continuous foreshore reserve, which includes a walkway, then beachfront houses and the main Elizabeth Drive. There is street access along the southern section with a picnic and boat launching area in the southern corner.The southern arm of the bay consists of a 2 km long rock-dominated section of north-facing shore, all backed by a narrow strip of vegetated bluffs, then the blufftop houses of Vincentia. Orion Beach (NSW 426) is located mid-way along the shore and consists of a curving 420 m long low energy north-facing reflective beach, with seagrass 50 m offshore and rocks bordering each end, and fronting the eastern 100 m. Barfleur Beach (NSW 427) is located immediately to the east, faces north and curves for 300 m from the rocky point to the lee of the larger Plantation Point. It is a sheltered reflective high tide beach fronted by intertidal rock flats. A large park and picnic area is located towards the eastern end, which continues to the tip of Plantation Point.
Collingwood receives low waves, while the point beaches are usually calm, with the boundary rocks to be avoided.
When large outside swell enters the bay there is a right break at Moona Creek and on the north side of Plantation Point; the latter perhaps the best right in the bay.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.