Burning Palms - Beach in Garie Wollongong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Burning Palms

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

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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Beach Patrols Change Day

Burning Palms SLSC

Mon
18/11
Tue
19/11
Wed
20/11
Thu
21/11
Fri
22/11
Sat
23/11
Sun
24/11

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11:00 - 15:00

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
22°C
Water
20°C
UV Rating
11 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips
Accessible Rock Platforms
Accessible Rock Platforms

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
Wednesday, 20 Nov 1:59

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.


Garie, NSW 2232
Length: 0.5km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw348