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... Read more
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.
A relatively quiet beach under normal low wave conditions. However children should be watched both on the beach and in the lagoon as fatalities have occurred.
Only during higher waves, which produces a close out shorebreak.
The beach is best when the lagoon is open. The inner rocks are relatively safe, however like much of the National Park the outer rocks are high, exposed and dangerous.Read less
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Wattamolla Beach (Lifeguards)
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.
General Hazard Rating: 4/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw343