Nelson Beach (NSW 428) commences at the low rocky point and curves to the south for 1.2 km (Fig. 4.335), terminating at a section of rocky shore, which includes a 50 m long southern pocket of sand. It faces due east to the bay entrance 9 km away, and is... Read more
Nelson Beach (NSW 428) commences at the low rocky point and curves to the south for 1.2 km (Fig. 4.335), terminating at a section of rocky shore, which includes a 50 m long southern pocket of sand. It faces due east to the bay entrance 9 km away, and is the highest energy of the bay beaches. It receives low swell averaging about 0.5 m, which maintains a usually steep, cusped reflective beach, while the seagrass is restricted to 500 m offshore. However during periods of high waves, a bar and up to 10 beach rips form along the beach. The entire beach is backed by a foreshore reserve, which includes a car park and picnic area. The White Sands Walk commences at Plantation Point and follows the beaches south for 4 km to Chinamans Beach.
Usually three low energy reflective beaches with surging waves. However rips do form during periods of higher swell.
Only during big swell when the shorebreak increases in size.
The rocks are best for fishing onto the shallow rocks and sand.
Plantation Point marks the northern boundary of a 6 km long section of east-facing, predominately sandy shore, containing six white sand beaches (NSW 428-433). The first three beaches are located along the first 2 km of the shore.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.