Queenscliff - Beach in Queenscliff Warringah NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Queenscliff NSW

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

Weather

Thursday 27, Apr 9:05 pm

Day 19°    Night 13°
17.7°C
Possible shower. Windy

Water Temperature  23°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching 40 knots offshore.
Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres by evening.
Seas: 2.5 to 4 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

8 am
1.72m
2 am
0.25m
9 pm
1.98m
2 pm
0.29m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 28, Apr

Day 21°    Night 14°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching 40 knots offshore at first, tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southerly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

9 am
1.67m
3 am
0.22m
10 pm
1.99m
3 pm
0.33m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Weather

Thu 27, Apr to Thu 04, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Thu 27th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fri 28th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sat 29th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sun 30th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:00 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.

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