Little Marley - Beach in Bundeena Sutherland Shire NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Little Marley

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Little Marley (NSW 342) lies 500 m to the south, and unlike its bigger namesake, is not only smaller at 110 m in length, but sheltered behind a low sandstone head and reef off its southern end, which reduce waves to less then 1 m. As a result the beach... Read more

Little Marley (NSW 342) lies 500 m to the south, and unlike its bigger namesake, is not only smaller at 110 m in length, but sheltered behind a low sandstone head and reef off its southern end, which reduce waves to less then 1 m. As a result the beach faces east and is steep and reflective. However waves breaking over the southern reef generate a permanent rip flowing out of the small, apparently calm bay.

Swimming

Marley is an isolated rip-dominated beach, and even during low swell the troughs and currents persist. Little Marley while quieter still has the drift to the north and the rocks. Be very careful if swimming at either beach.

Surfing

Marley can be worth the 2.5 km walk, particularly if the swell is low to moderate and the wind from the north.

Fishing

Marley Beach has a permanent gutter usually running the length of the beach, with deep gutters off the rocks at each end.

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
23°C
Water
20°C
UV Rating
10 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles

Strong Currents

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Saturday, 21 Nov 2:33

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.


Bundeena, NSW 2230
Length: 0.1km
General Hazard Rating: 4/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw342
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