Pelican Point - Beach in Taren Point Sutherland Shire NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Pelican Point NSW

Towra Point is a low dynamic sand spit located at the mouth of the Georges River and backed by the extensive mangroves of Woolooware, Towra, Weeney and Quibray bays. The spit has a western and eastern arm, which contains four low energy beaches (BB 18-21). All the beaches and much... Read more

Towra Point is a low dynamic sand spit located at the mouth of the Georges River and backed by the extensive mangroves of Woolooware, Towra, Weeney and Quibray bays. The spit has a western and eastern arm, which contains four low energy beaches (BB 18-21). All the beaches and much of the mangroves are located in the Towra Point Nature Reserve. The westernmost beach (BB 18) extends east of the low sandy Pelican Point for 320 m. It consists of a low curving dynamic strip of sand fronted by 80 m wide sand flats and backed by older vegetated spits and mangroves. Five hundred metres to the north is the equally dynamic Elephants Trunk (BB 19); a 530 m long north-facing strip of low wave-washed sand, with slight recurves at each end. It is fronted by shore transverse sand ridges and intervening seagrass meadows extending up to 200 m offshore and backed by dense mangroves extending more than 1 km to the south.

General

All four beaches can only be reached by boat or on foot along Towra Point Road, a locked boggy track. The beaches all change shape and length over periods of years to decades and are little used apart from boat traffic.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Taren Point, NSW 2229

Includes beaches:
Frenchmans Bay (s), Lady Robinson, Ramsgate Beach, Dolls Point, Sandringham (n), Sandringham, Sandringham (s), Rocky Point, Taren Point, Taren Point (s), Elephants Trunk

Length:
0.32km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nswBoB18

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Marine Warnings

Sat, 19 Jan 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Sat, 19 Jan 03:39
Fire Weather Warning


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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