Little Austinmer - Beach in Austinmer Wollongong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Little Austinmer

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The nearest patrolled beach is Austinmer Beach located 1km to the south. These are three hazardous little used beaches owing to the dominant rocks and rips, while Brickyard also has boat traffic.Little Austinmer Beach (also called Know Park, NSW 361) lies right besides Lawrence Hargraves Drive, however parking and access... Read more

The nearest patrolled beach is Austinmer Beach located 1km to the south. These are three hazardous little used beaches owing to the dominant rocks and rips, while Brickyard also has boat traffic.Little Austinmer Beach (also called Know Park, NSW 361) lies right besides Lawrence Hargraves Drive, however parking and access is only available on the streets opposite and at the northern end. The 330 m long sandy beach is backed by grassy slopes rising to the road with a scattering of tall pine trees. However it is not a popular spot owing to the limited access and particularly the presence of rocks and reef along most of the beach. Only toward the southern end is there limited space between the rocks to provide reasonable access to the water, however this leads to the main central rip (Fig. 4.283). If you want a dip then there is a shallow natural rock pool on the northern rock platform.

Swimming

The nearest patrolled beach is Austinmer Beach located 1km to the south. These are three hazardous little used beaches owing to the dominant rocks and rips, while Brickyard also has boat traffic.

Surfing

The northern reef at Sharky, called Sharkies, can produce good lefts and rights under low to moderate swell. At Brickyard surfers park here to paddle out to the tip of the rock platform off the point where there is a steep right reef break called Headlands. It breaks best when the swell exceeds 1.5 m and is only for experienced surfers.

Fishing

All three offer good beach and rock gutters, together with the boat ramp at Brickyard

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Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

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Formal parking area
Shops
Park
Train
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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.


Austinmer, NSW 2515
Length: 0.3km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw361