Toowoon Bay - Beach in Blue Bay Wyong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Toowoon Bay

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Toowoon Bay (NSW 278) is a larger 700 m long version of its neighbour Blue Bay to which it is connected at the northern foreland. It is also semi-circular, faces east, and has rocky reefs forming the entrance to each side of the bay (Figs. 4.163 & 4.164). Waves are... Read more

Toowoon Bay (NSW 278) is a larger 700 m long version of its neighbour Blue Bay to which it is connected at the northern foreland. It is also semi-circular, faces east, and has rocky reefs forming the entrance to each side of the bay (Figs. 4.163 & 4.164). Waves are reduced by the reefs and the narrow entrance to average 1 m in the north, 0.5 m in the centre and even lower to the south end where the flags are usually located. The waves can produce a bar and one or two rips in the north and centre with a narrow, steep reflective beach to the south. Higher waves breaking over the northern reef and generate a large rip in the centre of the bay. Best access is from the southern end where there is a park, caravan park, boat ramp and the Toowoon Bay SLSC, formed in 1954.

Swimming

These are three moderately sheltered beaches receiving usually low waves, with surf club monitoring all three.

Surfing

When the waves exceed 2 m when the Blue Bay reefs start working, while in Toowoon Bay the northern and southern reefs providing rideable waves up to 2 m.

Fishing

The bays attract bream and whiting, while the rocks are fished for luderick, blackfish and mulloway.

General

Rocky shore extends 500 m south of The Entrance to the mouth of a 700 m wide rocky embayment containing two curving beaches (NSW 277 & 278), with a third bay containing NSW 279.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

Central Coast Council Lifeguard Service

Mon
30/03
Tue
31/03
Wed
01/04
Thu
02/04
Fri
03/04
Sat
04/04
Sun
05/04

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

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Toowoon Bay SLSC

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Heavy shorebreak
Heavy shorebreak
Travelling rips
Travelling rips
High Tide Range
High Tide Range
Shallow Water
Shallow Water
Shallow Sandbars
Shallow Sandbars
Submerged Objects
Submerged Objects
Winds
Winds
Inlet
Inlet
Accessible Rock Platforms
Accessible Rock Platforms
Beach erosion
Beach erosion
Beach exposure
Beach exposure
Reefs
Reefs
Rocks
Rocks
Slippery rocks
Slippery rocks
Slippery surface
Slippery surface

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Disabled Toilets
Dressing shed
Showers
Kiosk
Shops
Park
BBQ
Picnic
Shade
Shelters
Playground
Camping
Caravan park
Boat ramp
Artificial shade
Mobile Phone Coverage
Bus

Regulation Symbols

Bicycles Allowed
No Littering
No Cats or Dogs
No Naked Flames
No Dogs Allowed
No Removing Shellfish
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
No Spear Fishing
No Alcohol
No Horses
Friday, 3 Apr 7:34

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.


Blue Bay, NSW 2261
Length: 0.7km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw278