Blue Lagoon is a placid lagoon-type beach protected by a rock reef that extends immediately south of Shelly Beach. The reefs lies up to 200 m offshore and shelter the entire 400 m long Blue Lagoon beach (NSW 281), rejoining the shore at the wide southern rock platform (Fig. 4.167).... Read more
Blue Lagoon is a placid lagoon-type beach protected by a rock reef that extends immediately south of Shelly Beach. The reefs lies up to 200 m offshore and shelter the entire 400 m long Blue Lagoon beach (NSW 281), rejoining the shore at the wide southern rock platform (Fig. 4.167). While the reef and rocks off the lagoon receive moderate waves and are dangerous, the protected lagoon and beach usually have waves less then 0.5 m high, which cross the lagoon and surge up the steep reflective beach face. The beach has long attracted visitors, who are catered for in a caravan and cabin type resort that occupies all of the back beach area. The cabins extend right to the back of the beach and offer truly beachfront living. The public however have access to and along the beach.
Shelly is an exposed rip-dominated beach, so stay in the south in the patrolled area. Blue Lagoon in contrast is a relatively quiet beach under normal conditions, and is patrolled by lifesavers from Shelly Beach.
Usually good beach breaks under most swell conditions, as well as a solid left over the northern rocks. The north end offers some protection from summer northerlies. Learners are better off down the southern end.
Good gutters are found along the beach, which are fished for tailor, bream, whiting and mulloway, with shallow reef and sand fronting the southern rocks.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw281