Soldiers - Beach in Norah Head Wyong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

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At Norah Head the shoreline turns and swings to the southwest down towards The Entrance. Rocky shores dominate the first 2 km south of the head, with two exposed beaches (NSW 273 & 274) located amongst the rocks and reefs and separated by the low Soldiers Point. The road from... Read more

At Norah Head the shoreline turns and swings to the southwest down towards The Entrance. Rocky shores dominate the first 2 km south of the head, with two exposed beaches (NSW 273 & 274) located amongst the rocks and reefs and separated by the low Soldiers Point. The road from Norah Head runs out to a large car park located to the lee of the point, providing good views and access to both beaches. The first is Pebbly Beach (NSW 273, also called Gravelly Beach), which lies 500 m south of the head. It can be reached on foot from the Norah Head road in the north, or the Soldiers Point car park at the southern end. It is 600 m long, faces southeast and lies between low bluffs and wide rock platforms. The beach receives waves slightly reduced by the seaward protrusion of Soldiers Point, which usually maintain a continuous bar during low waves, or cut by rips against the rocks and one toward the centre during higher waves. In addition rocks often are exposed along the southern half of the beach.On the southern side of Soldiers Point is Soldiers Beach, (NSW 274) a popular swimming and surfing beach, but also a potentially hazardous location (Fig. 4.158). On average the lifesavers rescue 80 people each year, the second highest in the State for a non-metropolitan beach. The beach lies at the end of Soldiers Point Road, which terminates with two large car parks either side of the Soldiers Beach SLSC (formed in 1953). The beach faces the southeast and sweeps for 900 m between the northern Soldiers and southern Pelican points where the beach swings round to face the northeast. Along most of the beach waves average 1.6 m and maintain a single bar that is usually cut by a strong permanent rip against Soldiers Point, a weaker rip against Pelican Point, and 1-3 beach rips depending on wave conditions. Often a strong northerly current runs along the northern half during southeast swell conditions.

Swimming

These are two rip-dominated beaches, with strong permanent rips against the rocks. Only swim when patrolled and between the flags.

Surfing

The northern Soldiers Point provides a reasonable left over the reef, while down the beach waves break on the bars into the deep rip channels, with a bigger right off the southern rocks called Sunset.

Fishing

The flat rocks either end of the beaches allowing access to deeper water, however beware as waves sweep over the rocks at high tide.

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Soldiers Beach SLSC

Mon

23/10

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24/10

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25/10

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26/10

Fri

27/10

Sat

28/10

Sun

29/10

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09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Wyong Shire Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

23/10

Tue

24/10

Wed

25/10

Thu

26/10

Fri

27/10

Sat

28/10

Sun

29/10

08:30 - 17:00

08:30 - 17:00

08:30 - 17:00

08:30 - 17:00

08:30 - 17:00

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Information

About

Norah Head, NSW 2263

Length:
0.9km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw274

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Kiosk
  • Public phone
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 24, Oct 3:10 pm

Day 22°    Night 14°
23.9°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by evening.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

11 am
0.99m
5 am
0.23m
6 pm
0.20m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 25, Oct

Day 24°    Night 17°
Shower or two developing

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

12 am
0.70m
6 am
0.26m
12 pm
0.94m
7 pm
0.21m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Weather

Tue 24, Oct to Tue 31, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 20 knots before turning east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Tue 24th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wed 25th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thu 26th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:50 pm
Fri 27th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:10 pm

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.

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