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Two kilometres south of Marley Beach, at 80 m high Providential Head is a 1 km long westward inflection in the cliffs, leading to a narrow, steep sided valley bounded by Boy Martin Point to the south and containing Wattamolla Beach (NSW 343). The mid-bay beach is a curving, east-facing 150 m long beach located 500 m inside the heads and as a result receives waves averaging about 1 m, which maintain a reflective to low tide terrace beach usually free of rips (Fig. 4.269). It is backed by the narrow 500 m long Wattamolla Lagoon, which is fed by Wattamolla and Coole creeks and bordered by steep valley sides, with the lagoon breaking out across the southern corner of the beach. The beach is accessible via the sealed Wattamolla Road, which terminates at a car park and picnic area.
Beach Length: 0.2km
General Hazard Rating: 4/10

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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.


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