Boat Harbour - Beach in Kurnell Sutherland Shire NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Boat Harbour NSW

Boat Harbour (NSW 333) is a curving 150 m long, south-facing, beach formed behind a 50 m wide break in the 10-15 m high sandstone rocks on the southwestern tip of the Kurnell Peninsula. It can only be reached by 4WD, boat or on foot. The narrow entrance lowers waves... Read more

Boat Harbour (NSW 333) is a curving 150 m long, south-facing, beach formed behind a 50 m wide break in the 10-15 m high sandstone rocks on the southwestern tip of the Kurnell Peninsula. It can only be reached by 4WD, boat or on foot. The narrow entrance lowers waves to less than 1 m at the beach, maintaining a steep reflective beach, bordered by rock platforms. Fishers have long used this as a site for storing and launching their small boats and their shacks and boats still dominate the beach.

Swimming

Usually a low surging swell, but little used for swimming owing to its relative remoteness.

Surfing

None in the Harbour, however at Doughboy Head, a few hundred metre to the east is a shallow reef break called Voodoo, which has a heavy left. To the west of the harbour the rocks extend seaward as the Merries Reef which offers a few small reef breaks.

Fishing

Mainly used for storing and launching small fishing boats, however the rocks to either side are also popular.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Kurnell, NSW 2231

Length:
0.15km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw333

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

Weather

Tuesday 16, Oct 1:20 am

Day 22°    Night 17°
18.4°C
Showers easing

Water Temperature  19°C


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

2 am
1.02m
7 am
0.60m
2 pm
1.34m
9 pm
0.48m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 17, Oct

Day 22°    Night 18°
Shower or two

Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

3 am
1.00m
8 am
0.64m
3 pm
1.30m
10 pm
0.47m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm


Weather

Tue 16, Oct to Tue 23, Oct


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Tue 16th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Wed 17th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Thu 18th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Fri 19th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:10 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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