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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Queenscliff SLSC

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22/01

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23/01

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24/01

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26/01

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28/01

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09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

Queenscliff (MC Lifeguards)

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22/01

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23/01

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24/01

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25/01

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26/01

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27/01

Sun

28/01

09:00 - 18:00

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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

Monday 22, Jan 11:10 pm

Day 29°    Night 21°
23.6°C
Windy. Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  23°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

12 am
1.33m
6 am
0.54m
12 pm
1.55m
7 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Jan

Day 27°    Night 22°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 20 to 30 knots tending north to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots before dawn.
Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

1 am
1.34m
7 am
0.57m
1 pm
1.47m
7 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Jan to Mon 29, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:50 pm
Tue 23rd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm
Wed 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:50 pm
Thu 25th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:40 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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