Scarborough - Beach in Wombarra Wollongong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Scarborough

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Scarborough Beach (NSW 356) begins amongst the rocks at the northern end and trends south-southwest for 560 m to the 100 m of rocks at the southern end, that separate it from Wombarra Beach (Fig. 4.280). Two creeks drain across the beach north and south of the Scarborough-Wombarra SLSC (founded... Read more

Scarborough Beach (NSW 356) begins amongst the rocks at the northern end and trends south-southwest for 560 m to the 100 m of rocks at the southern end, that separate it from Wombarra Beach (Fig. 4.280). Two creeks drain across the beach north and south of the Scarborough-Wombarra SLSC (founded 1914). It receives waves averaging 1.4 m and usually has 3-4 well developed rips, one at each end near the rocks and a 1-2 shifting beach rips, together with waves that surge up the steep beach face. The beach is backed by slopes rising to an oval behind the northern end, and houses to the south, with the Wombarra shops and community parallelling the main road.

Swimming

Only Scarborough Beach is suitable for swimming when patrolled. All three are rip and in places rock-dominated, so use care, or use the Wombarra pool.

Surfing

Scarborough has a mix of sand and reef breaks, with the northern and southern rocks providing good breaks under the right conditions.

Fishing

Usually good gutters along all three beaches, with extensive flat rock platforms at each end.

General

The Lawrence Hargraves Drive winds 2.5 km south of Coalcliff, along the Sea Cliff Bridge, past the small community of Clifton to the equally small Scarborough, located high on the slopes in lee of Cape Horn. Extending 1.5 km southwest of the cape to Wombarra Reef, are three slight embayments in the backing slopes, containing three exposed beaches (NSW 335-337), all backed by the larger settlement of Wombarra (Fig. 4.279).

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Beach Patrols Change Day

Scarborough Wombarra SLSC

Mon
30/11
Tue
01/12
Wed
02/12
Thu
03/12
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04/12
Sat
05/12
Sun
06/12

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10:00 - 17:00

Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service

Mon
30/11
Tue
01/12
Wed
02/12
Thu
03/12
Fri
04/12
Sat
05/12
Sun
06/12

10:00 - 17:00

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10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
20°C
Water
21°C
UV Rating
11 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Public phone
Kiosk
Dressing shed
Toilets
Shops
Park
Drinking water
Showers
Train
Monday, 30 Nov 10:42

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.


Wombarra, NSW 2515
Length: 0.8km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw356
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