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.
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.
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.
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.Read less
Fri, 28 Jul 22:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Fri, 28 Jul 20:40
Severe Weather Warning
Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, shifting west to southwesterly in the middle of the day and reaching 30 knots offshore during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly in the late morning.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Sun protection recommended from 11:20 am to 1:00 pm
Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
|Fri 28th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sat 29th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:20 am to 1:00 pm|
|Sun 30th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:10 am to 1:00 pm|
|Mon 31st||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
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.