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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.
Beach Length: 0.4km
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.


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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.