Burning Palms - Beach in Garie Wollongong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Burning Palms NSW

One kilometre south of Era is an open, 500 m wide steep sided valley drained by four small creeks. Running along the base of the slopes is Burning Palms Beach (NSW 348), a relative straight southeast-facing sand beach, with a backing boulder beach towards the southern end and some rocks... Read more

One kilometre south of Era is an open, 500 m wide steep sided valley drained by four small creeks. Running along the base of the slopes is Burning Palms Beach (NSW 348), a relative straight southeast-facing sand beach, with a backing boulder beach towards the southern end and some rocks in the surf. It receives waves averaging 1.5 m, which maintain three rips, two against the northern headland and southern rocks, and a shifting, but strong central rip (Fig. 4.274). The bars between the rips are often separated from the beach by a continuous trough. During big seas waves strip most of the sand off the beach leaving bare rock.The beach is patrolled by the Burning Palms SLSC (founded in 1939). It is only accessible on foot from the 200 m high Garawarra car park, 2 km to the west. About 20 shacks occupy the northern slope. Camping is restricted within the Royal National Park and bookings are essential. For more information about camping in the Royal National Park please refer to http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkCamping.aspx?id=N0030.No public toilets or drinking water is available at this beach.

Swimming

Burning Palms is a potentially hazardous beach. If unpatrolled be very careful and stay on or behind the bars and away from the rips.

Surfing

This is a relatively popular surfing beach. The wide bars, rips and persistent waves can combine to produce good beach breaks.

Fishing

Good gutters against the rocks at each end as well as along the beach.

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Burning Palms SLSC

Information

About

Garie, NSW 2232

Length:
0.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw348

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Accessible Rock Platforms
    Accessible Rock Platforms
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited
  • No Naked Flames
  • No Vehicles
  • Picking Plants Prohibited
  • Do Not Drink the Water
  • No Dogs Allowed

Weather

Sunday 19, Aug 12:22 am

Day 16°    Night 9°
10.3°C
Windy. Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 25 to 30 knots becoming south to southwesterly 30 to 40 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 2 to 4 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

2 am
1.11m
8 am
0.50m
3 pm
1.37m
9 pm
0.55m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Aug

Day 15°    Night 9°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 30 to 40 knots decreasing to 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day then turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 4 to 5 metres.
Seas: 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

3 am
1.04m
9 am
0.54m
4 pm
1.39m
10 pm
0.51m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:00 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Aug to Sun 26, Aug


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres offshore during the evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:00 pm
Mon 20th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:00 pm
Tue 21st 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 1:20 pm
Wed 22nd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:30 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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