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, 17 Aug 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning, reaching 25 knots offshore in the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:00 pm
Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning then becoming westerly 25 to 30 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:30 pm
Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots tending southwesterly 25 to 35 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
|Fri 17th||4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 1:30 pm|
|Sat 18th||4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:30 pm|
|Sun 19th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:00 pm|
|Mon 20th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:00 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.