Towradgi Beach - Beach in Fairy Meadow Wollongong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Towradgi Beach NSW

Towradgi Beach (NSW 370) is a slightly curving 3.2 km long beach trending south of Towradgi Point to the low rocks on the south side of the small mouth of Fairy Creek (Fig. 4.295). The entire beach is backed by a low vegetated 200 m wide foredune series, which in... Read more

Towradgi Beach (NSW 370) is a slightly curving 3.2 km long beach trending south of Towradgi Point to the low rocks on the south side of the small mouth of Fairy Creek (Fig. 4.295). The entire beach is backed by a low vegetated 200 m wide foredune series, which in turn is backed by low, now drained backbarrier swamp. This former swampy area prevented development near the beach, and today only the two surf clubs and their facilities impinge on the beach. Some of the northern foredune and southern drained area have been developed for playing fields. The channelised drain, called Towradgi Arm extends the full length of the beach and forms a small lagoon at the southern end, which breaks out against the southern rocks. The northern Towradgi Beach (NSW 370a) is patrolled by Towradgi SLSC (formed 1957), located on the foredune 350 m southwest of the point, with a commanding view down the beach. There is a large car park next to the surf club, and on the point it shares the rock pool with Corrimal. The beach is exposed to waves averaging 1.5 m which maintain usually well developed bars and rips (Fig. 4.296)

Swimming

Towradgi has a strong, permanent rip against the northern rocks, with the flags usually placed behind the first bar to the south. The rips continue to Fairy Meadow and beyond, so stay between the flags and on the bars and avoid the rips down the beach.

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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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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.

Fairy Meadow SLSC

Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service

Towradgi SLSC

Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service

Information

About

Fairy Meadow, NSW 2519

Includes beaches:
Towradgi, Fairy Meadow, Puckey's Beach

Length:
3km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw370

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Passenger ferry
  • 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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