Werrong (hell Hole)
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.
These are three isolated rip and rock dominated beaches unsuitable for swimming.
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.
If you make the steep long walk, you will find good gutters at Hell Hole and Bulgo.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw349