East Corrimal - Beach in East Corrimal Wollongong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

East Corrimal NSW

East Corrimal Beach (NSW 369b) makes up the northern section of Corrimal Beach.Swimming is not recommended at this section of the beach. This area is UNPATROLLED. The closest patrolled beach is approx 700mtrs south at Corrimal Beach.Rips dominate this beach so stay to the south and between the flags.... Read more

East Corrimal Beach (NSW 369b) makes up the northern section of Corrimal Beach.Swimming is not recommended at this section of the beach. This area is UNPATROLLED. The closest patrolled beach is approx 700mtrs south at Corrimal Beach.Rips dominate this beach so stay to the south and between the flags. Be very careful up the beach, as the rips are stronger. Stay on the bar if attached and avoid the rip holes and feeder currents.Corrimal Beach (NSW 369) commences at the low Sandspit Point and trends to the southwest for 1.5 km terminating in lee of the low Towradgi Point. The beach is breeched by the small mouth of Bellambi Lake in the north and Towradgi Creek in the south, with an 800 m long fence foredune in between, backed by a caravan park. To the south of Towradgi Creek is another 250 m of foredune, backed by the Corrimal SLSC (founded 1913) and a large flat area next to the creek with plenty of parking and a grassed picnic area and playing fields (Fig. 4.293). There is vehicle access across the creek to the surf club and the southern point, which has a picnic area and rock pool on the platform.The beach faces the east-southeast and receives waves averaging 1.5 m, which maintain an energetic surf usually containing a single bar cut by 5-6 rips, including permanent rips against the rocks at each end (Fig. 4.294). During periods of lower waves the bar is attached between the rips, but during and following higher waves a trough often separates the bar from the beach, particularly toward the central-northern end, and at times a second bar forms further seaward with more widely spaced rips.

Swimming

Swimming is not recommended at this section of the beach. This area is UNPATROLLED. The closest patrolled beach is approx 700mtrs south at Corrimal Beach.Rips dominate this beach so stay to the south and between the flags. Be very careful up the beach, as the rips are stronger. Stay on the bar if attached and avoid the rip holes and feeder currents.

Surfing

Best known for its beach breaks, with surfers preferring the southern end, but making the trek up the beach when the bars are right.

Fishing

The low rocks at either end are awash at high tide and in big seas, with the beach offering the safest spots, and good gutters toward Sandspit Point.

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Information

About

East Corrimal, NSW 2518

Includes beaches:
Corrimal

Length:
1.4km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw369b

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Public phone
  • Kiosk
  • Dressing shed
  • Pool
  • Toilets
  • BBQ
  • Drinking water
  • Showers
  • Train
  • Bus

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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