Jetty - Beach in Lord Howe Island Unincorporated NSW NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Jetty

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Hunter Bay is a 600 m wide, south-facing bay located at the northern end of the lagoon, bordered by Signal Point and the main island jetty to the east and Dawson Point to the west and containing two beaches (LH 11 & 12). Jetty Beach (LH 11) is a narrow... Read more

Hunter Bay is a 600 m wide, south-facing bay located at the northern end of the lagoon, bordered by Signal Point and the main island jetty to the east and Dawson Point to the west and containing two beaches (LH 11 & 12). Jetty Beach (LH 11) is a narrow strip of high tide sand that extends from the north side of Signal Point for 270 m, under the 60 m long jetty to the boat ramp. The 20 m wide sandy beach is backed by low calcarenite bluffs and fronted by intertidal calcarenite rock flats extending 50 m offshore. Waves are usually low to calm, with a shallow lagoon floor off the beach, except around the jetty where it has been dredged. The fortnightly cargo ship from Yamba docks here on the high tide after weaving through the northern Lagoon reefs.

Swimming

Both beaches are usually quiet and best at high tide when there is some water over the flats.

Surfing

None at the shore. There are reef breaks 300-400 m off Dawsons Point.

Fishing

If you like jetty fishing, this is the only one on the island.

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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.


Lord Howe Island, NSW 2898
Includes beaches: Lagoon, Old Settlement, North, Old Gulch
Length: 0.27km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: nswLH11