Port Kembla Harbour - Beach in Port Kembla Wollongong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Port Kembla Harbour

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Prior to the first harbour construction in 1900, Wollongong Beach continued south to Tom Thumb Lagoon, where it formed the northern side of the lagoon entrance. This section of coast has now been replaced by Port Kembla Harbour, formed in lee of two 1 km long attached breakwaters, the latter... Read more

Prior to the first harbour construction in 1900, Wollongong Beach continued south to Tom Thumb Lagoon, where it formed the northern side of the lagoon entrance. This section of coast has now been replaced by Port Kembla Harbour, formed in lee of two 1 km long attached breakwaters, the latter constructed in 1974. The southern end of Wollongong beach has been replaced by a 2 km long seawall and attached breakwater, while all that remains of the original harbour beach is a narrow 350 m long strip of northeast-facing sand (NSW 375) either side of a small creek that widens though the backing steel works to flow into the south west corner of the harbour (Fig. 4.302). This is a low energy, usually calm, reflective beach, physically relatively safe, but off limits and not recommended for swimming.

Fishing

The south breakwater offers good access to deeper water.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

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.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
17°C
Water
19°C
UV Rating
8 / 11

Hazards

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
High surf
High surf
Large unexpected waves
Large unexpected waves
Gutters
Gutters
Littoral currents
Littoral currents
Fixed rips
Fixed rips
Flash rips
Flash rips
Travelling rips
Travelling rips
Shallow Sandbars
Shallow Sandbars
Winds
Winds
Beach exposure
Beach exposure
Long beach
Long beach

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Disabled Toilets
Dressing shed
Showers
Pool
Kiosk
Public phone
Park
BBQ
Picnic
Shade
Playground
Cafe
Bike path
Mobile Phone Coverage

Regulation Symbols

Bicycles Allowed
No Bike Riding
No Littering
No Cats or Dogs
No Model Planes
Picking Plants Prohibited
Bombing Prohibited
No Diving
No Naked Flames
Pushing Prohibited
Camping Prohibited
No Dogs Allowed
No Removing Shellfish
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
No Firearms
No Glass
No Golf
Monday, 26 Oct 1:05

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.


Port Kembla, NSW 2505
Length: 0.25km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw375