Norries Head - Beach in Cabarita Beach Tweed NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Norries Head

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Norries Head and beach (NSW 5) is an attractive location immediately south of Cabarita (Fig. 4.10). The 200 m long beach is tucked in between Norries Head and the rocks and bluff that separate it from Cabarita Beach. An elongate clifftop car park provides a good view and access via... Read more

Norries Head and beach (NSW 5) is an attractive location immediately south of Cabarita (Fig. 4.10). The 200 m long beach is tucked in between Norries Head and the rocks and bluff that separate it from Cabarita Beach. An elongate clifftop car park provides a good view and access via a wooden walkway to the beach and head, which can also be reached via a walkway from Cabarita. This is an unusual beach in that it varies tremendously in size and shape depending on the pulses of sand (sand waves) moving around Norries Head. At its best it consists of a wide shallow sand bar, which produces a great right hand surf break.

Swimming

The beach is relatively safe on the sand bar, however the waves often generate a strong northward sweep.

Surfing

When the banks are right a long right-hander runs from the point. The break is known as Carabita or Norries or Boganger, with its shape depending on the how much sand is moving through the bay.

Fishing

North Rock on Norries Head is most accessible, while Toss Point and Razorback on the southern side are difficult to reach and exposed locations. All three are good spots for tailor and bream

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
22°C
Water
23°C
UV Rating
4 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Public phone
Kiosk
Shade
Shelters
Shops
Park
BBQ
Picnic
Drinking water
Bus
Wednesday, 27 May 11:14

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.


Cabarita Beach, NSW 2488
Length: 0.2km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw005