Bulgo - Beach in Otford Wollongong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Bulgo

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Bulgo Beach (NSW 350) lies 1 km to the south and is the southernmost of the shack settlements in the Royal National Park. The shacks cling to the steep slopes that rise nearly 200 m to Otford lookout and train station. The beach is a 300 m long narrow band... Read more

Bulgo Beach (NSW 350) lies 1 km to the south and is the southernmost of the shack settlements in the Royal National Park. The shacks cling to the steep slopes that rise nearly 200 m to Otford lookout and train station. The beach is a 300 m long narrow band of coarse sand and gravel fronted by a rock-rimmed 'lagoon' in the north and 100 km wide rock platform to the south, the lagoon forming a small sheltered site for launching boats. The sheltered 'lagoon' has a rock bottom and is drained to the south by a permanent rip and is consequently hazardous for swimming.

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.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
24°C
Water
20°C
UV Rating
10 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles

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Thursday, 19 Nov 5:22

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.


Otford, NSW 2508
Length: 0.22km
General Hazard Rating: 4/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw350
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