Weather Forecast
19.70°C
Current Temperature
7.00km/h
Wind speed
23.78°C
Water Temperature
1.30m
Swell
1.58m
Tide
10/11
UV
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 This section of coast has now been replaced by Port Kembla Harbour, formed in lee of two 1 km long attached breakwaters, the latter constructed in 1974. The southern end of Wollongong beach has been replaced by a 2 km long seawall and attached breakwater, while all that remains of the original harbour beach is a narrow 350 m long strip of northeast-facing sand (NSW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.
Beach Length: 0.25km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

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.

Information

Formal parking area
Toilets Block M/F
BBQ
Toilets Block Disabled
Picnic
Change Rooms
Shade
Showers
Playground
Pool
Cafe
Kiosk
Bike path
Public phone
Mobile Phone Coverage
Park

Regulations

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

Hazards

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

Weather

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.