Werrong (hell Hole) - Beach in Lilyvale Wollongong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Werrong (hell Hole)

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

To the south of Burning Palms is 6 km of steep vegetated slopes, rising in places to 200 m. Most of the rocky shore consists of exposed rock platforms. Tucked into three gaps in the rocks are three small sand and rock-dominated beaches (NSW 349-351). Hell Hole (NSW 349, also... Read more

To the south of Burning Palms is 6 km of steep vegetated slopes, rising in places to 200 m. Most of the rocky shore consists of exposed rock platforms. Tucked into three gaps in the rocks are three small sand and rock-dominated beaches (NSW 349-351). Hell Hole (NSW 349, also called Werrong) lies at the base of a shallow, steep-sided, vegetated valley with the narrow 250 m long beach fronting the slopes. The beach is off a sidetrack from the coastal track and if you like ‘a la naturelle’ with your nature then you’ll love the fact it’s a designated nude beach. It faces the east-southeast and receives waves averaging 1.5 m that usually form 1-2 strong rips, with a feeder current running along the beach and out past the rocks at either end. The bar is usually separated from the beach by a trough.

Swimming

These are three isolated rip and rock dominated beaches unsuitable for swimming.

Surfing

The reefs at each end of Bulgo produce a left which is best with northeast swell, and a short right in the south which works in southeast swell.

Fishing

If you make the steep long walk, you will find good gutters at Hell Hole and Bulgo.

Read less

Beach Patrols 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.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
18°C
Water
19°C
UV Rating
7 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Monday, 7 Oct 7:57

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.


Lilyvale, NSW 2508
Length: 0.2km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw349