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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Shelly Beach SLSC

Wyong Shire Council Lifeguard Service

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

Wednesday 24, May 7:58 pm

Day 22°    Night 16°
17.4°C
Clear

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, shifting west to southwesterly in the late morning, reaching 25 knots offshore.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Tide

8 am
0.70m
3 am
0.11m
9 pm
0.90m
3 pm
0.04m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Thursday 25, May

Day 19°    Night 15°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

9 am
0.69m
4 am
0.09m
10 pm
0.95m
4 pm
0.04m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm


Weather

Wed 24, May to Wed 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly below 10 knots during the morning then becoming east to southeasterly during the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Wed 24th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:10 pm
Thu 25th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Fri 26th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:10 am to 12:40 pm
Sat 27th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 1:00 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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