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

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.

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

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