Wattamolla - Beach in Maianbar Sutherland Shire NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Wattamolla NSW

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.

Swimming

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.

Surfing

Only during higher waves, which produces a close out shorebreak.

Fishing

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.

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Wattamolla Beach (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Maianbar, NSW 2230

Length:
0.2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw343

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Kiosk
  • Toilets
  • Park
  • Drinking water

Weather

Monday 15, Oct 11:40 pm

Day 20°    Night 16°
16°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending northeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres around midday. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% 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

1 am
1.08m
6 am
0.54m
1 pm
1.40m
8 pm
0.45m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 16, Oct

Day 22°    Night 17°
Showers easing

Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning 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: 8 (Very High)

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


Weather

Mon 15, Oct to Mon 22, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Mon 15th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:00 pm
Tue 16th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:10 pm
Wed 17th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:10 pm
Thu 18th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 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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