North Wollongong - Beach in North Wollongong Wollongong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

North Wollongong NSW

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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North Wollongong SLSC

Mon

16/10

Tue

17/10

Wed

18/10

Thu

19/10

Fri

20/10

Sat

21/10

Sun

22/10

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09:00 - 17:00

Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

16/10

Tue

17/10

Wed

18/10

Thu

19/10

Fri

20/10

Sat

21/10

Sun

22/10

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

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Information

About

North Wollongong, NSW 2500

Length:
0.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw371

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Marine Warnings

Sun, 22 Oct 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Weather

Sunday 22, Oct 6:12 am

Day 20°    Night 13°
12.9°C
Afternoon shower or two

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Port Kembla.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port Kembla by early evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
1.60m
4 am
0.40m
10 pm
1.31m
4 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 23, Oct

Day 21°    Night 13°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Point Perpendicular in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Tide

11 am
1.58m
4 am
0.46m
11 pm
1.24m
5 pm
0.38m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm


Weather

Sun 22, Oct to Sun 29, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:50 pm
Mon 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Tue 24th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:10 pm
Wed 25th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm

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.

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