WERRONG (HELL HOLE) Beach is patrolled and has green covid status

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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.
Beach Length: 0.2km
General Hazard Rating: 7/11

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

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.


Formal parking area
Formal parking area



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