Queenscliff - Beach in Queenscliff Warringah NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Queenscliff NSW

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Queenscliff Beach (NSW 317a) lies below the heavily built up Queenscliff Head with the surf club located just south of the usually closed lagoon entrance (Fig. 4.217a). Limited parking is provided along Ocean and adjacent streets. The beach is within 10 minutes walk from Manly Wharf and a headland tunnel... Read more

Queenscliff Beach (NSW 317a) lies below the heavily built up Queenscliff Head with the surf club located just south of the usually closed lagoon entrance (Fig. 4.217a). Limited parking is provided along Ocean and adjacent streets. The beach is within 10 minutes walk from Manly Wharf and a headland tunnel connects the beach, via the rocks, to Freshwater Beach.

Swimming

Rips dominate the entire beach so it is essential swimmers stay between the flags and avoid the rips, particularly at the northern end. A rock pool is located on the northern rock platform. Waves tend to be a little lower toward Manly, however rips and the efficient Escalator still persists even during lower waves. The rips and high level of beach usage, particularly by tourists, result in an average of 218 rescues each year.

Surfing

The wide lower gradient surf zone produces good beach breaks the length of the beach, with the best breaks being into the northern rip, and about 150 m south of the surfboat shed. Offshore the Queenscliff bombora only breaks when the surf is above 3 m. When the swell is up, Manly Point has a reasonable right.

Fishing

Some good gutters can usually be found along the beach, which when the crowds are low, are popular spots. The rocks round to Freshwater give good access to deep rocky water.

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Queenscliff SLSC

Mon

15/10

Tue

16/10

Wed

17/10

Thu

18/10

Fri

19/10

Sat

20/10

Sun

21/10

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09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Queenscliff (NB Lifeguards)

Mon

15/10

Tue

16/10

Wed

17/10

Thu

18/10

Fri

19/10

Sat

20/10

Sun

21/10

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Information

About

Queenscliff, NSW 2096

Includes beaches:
Queenscliff/north Steyne/manly, North Steyne, Manly

Length:
0.4km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw317A

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Public phone
  • Dressing shed
  • Pool
  • Toilets
  • Shops
  • Park
  • Drinking water
  • Showers
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 16, Oct 4:51 am

Day 21°    Night 17°
18.5°C
Showers easing

Water Temperature  19°C


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% 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

2 am
1.12m
7 am
0.72m
2 pm
1.42m
9 pm
0.59m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 17, Oct

Day 21°    Night 18°
Shower or two

Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

3 am
1.10m
8 am
0.76m
3 pm
1.37m
10 pm
0.57m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

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


Weather

Tue 16, Oct to Tue 23, Oct


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Tue 16th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Wed 17th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Thu 18th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Fri 19th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:10 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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