Puckey's Beach - Beach in Fairy Meadow Wollongong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Puckey's Beach

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Swimming is not recommended at this beach. Puckey's Beach has a strong, permanent rip against the rocks and at times out flow from a creek. There are also hidden rock shelves. This beach is unpatrolled. The rips continue to Fairy Meadow and beyond. The closest patrolled beach (North Wollongong Beach)... Read more

Swimming is not recommended at this beach. Puckey's Beach has a strong, permanent rip against the rocks and at times out flow from a creek. There are also hidden rock shelves. This beach is unpatrolled. The rips continue to Fairy Meadow and beyond. The closest patrolled beach (North Wollongong Beach) can be found 150m to the south.North Wollongong Beach and SLSC (founded in 1914) is located (approx) 150m to the south. The beach is orientated to the east-northeast and receives some protection from southeast waves from Flagstaff Point, which trends 1 km to the southeast, with waves averaging 1.2 m. These maintain a single bar usually cut by 3-4 rips (Fig. 4.298 Under normal conditions the rips are small and infill with sand following periods of low waves. However when waves exceed 1 m and during summer northeast waves, the rips intensify.Fairy Meadow Beach and SLSC (founded 1951) is located 1.3 km to the north (NSW 370b), with access via a road across the former swamp. A car park and dressing sheds are provided immediately behind the dune.

Swimming

Swimming is not recommended at this beach. Puckey’s Beach has a strong, permanent rip against the rocks and at times out flow from a creek. There are also hidden rock shelves. This beach is unpatrolled. The rips continue to Fairy Meadow and beyond. The closest patrolled beach (North Wollongong Beach) can be found 150m to the south. Usually numerous beach breaks extending north to Fairy Meadow Beach. There is little protection from summer north winds.

Surfing

Usually numerous beach breaks extending from the point down. There is some protection from summer north winds at the northern end.

Fishing

The low rocks at each end are popular, together with the shifting gutters along the beach.

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
17°C
Water
17°C
UV Rating
7 / 11

Hazards

Hazards

Fixed rips
Fixed rips
High surf
High surf
Inshore holes
Inshore holes
Shallow Sandbars
Shallow Sandbars
Submerged Objects
Submerged Objects
Topographic rips
Topographic rips
Inlet
Inlet
Rocks
Rocks

Information Symbols

Toilets
Dressing shed
Showers
Drinking water
Kiosk
Park
BBQ
Picnic
Shade
Shelters
Playground
Cafe
Mobile Phone Coverage
Monday, 28 Sep 2:09

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.


Fairy Meadow, NSW 2519
Includes beaches: Towradgi Beach, Towradgi, Fairy Meadow
Length: 1km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw370C