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North Wollongong

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North Wollongong Beach (NSW 371) is located 2 km northeast of the downtown area and is one of the two city beaches. Surf bathing commenced on the beach with the formation of 'Wollongong Surf Bathing and Life-Saving Club' in January 1908. The beach is commonly referred to as North Beach.... Read more

North Wollongong Beach (NSW 371) is located 2 km northeast of the downtown area and is one of the two city beaches. Surf bathing commenced on the beach with the formation of 'Wollongong Surf Bathing and Life-Saving Club' in January 1908. The beach is commonly referred to as North Beach. It is 500 m in length and backed by bluffs rising in the south to 30 m all separated from the northern Fairy Meadow Beach by low rocks (Fig. 4.297). The 15 ha Stuart Park, has picnic facilities and car parking backing the northern end, while to the south a wide rock platform lies between the beach and the Wollongong Boat Harbour. A series of rock, wading and swimming pools occupy the southern section of this platform. The present surf club was founded in 1914 and is located in the centre of the beach. A walkway/bike path runs from this park along the top of the beach to Wollongong Boat Harbour.The beach is orientated to the east-northeast and receives some protection from southeast waves from Flagstaff Point, which trends 1 km to the southeast, with waves averaging 1.2 m. These maintain a single bar usually cut by 3-4 rips (Fig. 4.298 Under normal conditions the rips are small and infill with sand following periods of low waves. However when waves exceed 1 m and during summer northeast waves, the rips intensify.

Swimming

A moderate energy beach that attracts big holiday crowds and plenty of inexperienced tourists. Stay between the flags and on the usually attached bar. Avoid the rips and side currents. There are several rock pools on the southern rocks, which is the best place for young children.

Surfing

Usually low beach breaks and lots of surfers, it can hold reasonable waves to 2 m.

Fishing

The wide low rock platforms at either end have several good gutters, with the Boat Harbour breakwater also a popular spot.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

North Wollongong SLSC

Mon
04/11
Tue
05/11
Wed
06/11
Thu
07/11
Fri
08/11
Sat
09/11
Sun
10/11

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09:00 - 18:00

Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
20°C
Water
20°C
UV Rating
9 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Gutters
Gutters
Littoral currents
Littoral currents
Travelling rips
Travelling rips
Shallow Water
Shallow Water
Winds
Winds
Accessible Rock Platforms
Accessible Rock Platforms
Beach exposure
Beach exposure

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Disabled Toilets
Dressing shed
Showers
Kiosk
Park
BBQ
Picnic
Shade
Shelters
Cafe
Bike path
Mobile Phone Coverage
Bus

Regulation Symbols

Bicycles Allowed
No Littering
No Vehicles
No Cats or Dogs
No Model Planes
Picking Plants Prohibited
Bombing Prohibited
No Diving
No Naked Flames
Camping Prohibited
No Dogs Allowed
PWC's Prohibited
Do Not Drink the Water
No Removing Shellfish
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
No Firearms
No Golf
No Alcohol
No Horses
Water Skiing Prohibited
No Trailbikes
Wednesday, 6 Nov 5:33

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.


North Wollongong, NSW 2500
Length: 0.5km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw371