Shelly - Beach in Shelly Beach Wyong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Shelly NSW

Shelly Beach (NSW 280) extends from the rocks on the south side of Little Bay for 1.5 km southwest to rocks that in turn separate it from Blue Lagoon (Fig. 4.166). The beach is accessible in the north from Toowoon Bay and the caravan park. A golf course occupies much... Read more

Shelly Beach (NSW 280) extends from the rocks on the south side of Little Bay for 1.5 km southwest to rocks that in turn separate it from Blue Lagoon (Fig. 4.166). The beach is accessible in the north from Toowoon Bay and the caravan park. A golf course occupies much of the central dune area, with the Shelly Beach SLSC (formed 1954), car parking and a caravan park in the south. Most of the beach is backed by a high foredune and vegetated transgressive dunes extending up to 200 m inland. The dunes give the beach a natural appearance, which is a nice attraction in a very urbanised area. While the beaches either side are largely protected by rocks and reefs, Shelly is well exposed to east and southeast waves, with northeast waves running down the beach. As a result the beach receives waves averaging 1.6 m, which decrease slightly to the south, while the entire beach is dominated by rips, with usually 5-6 beach rips and two permanent rips against the rocks at each end (Fig. 4.165). The inner bar may be attached, providing a footing for swimmers, but during and following high waves it detaches and a continuous rhythmic channel with rips and feeder currents occupies the inner surf zone. High waves also form an outer rhythmic bar along the northern part of the beach.

Swimming

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.

Surfing

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.

Fishing

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.

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Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

Shelly Beach SLSC

Mon

25/09

Tue

26/09

Wed

27/09

Thu

28/09

Fri

29/09

Sat

30/09

Sun

01/10

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09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Wyong Shire Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

25/09

Tue

26/09

Wed

27/09

Thu

28/09

Fri

29/09

Sat

30/09

Sun

01/10

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08:30 - 17:00

08:30 - 17:00

08:30 - 17:00

08:30 - 17:00

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Information

About

Shelly Beach, NSW 2261

Length:
1.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw280

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

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

Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep 2:56 am

Day 20°    Night 14°
14.9°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

1 am
0.54m
7 am
0.09m
2 pm
0.68m
9 pm
0.14m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 27, Sep

Day 22°    Night 14°
Becoming windy. Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the early afternoon then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower at night.

Tide

2 am
0.48m
8 am
0.11m
2 pm
0.66m
10 pm
0.14m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:40 pm


Weather

Tue 26, Sep to Tue 03, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning west to northwesterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Tue 26th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 3:00 pm
Wed 27th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:40 pm
Thu 28th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Fri 29th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 3:00 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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