The Entrance Beach (NSW 276) and backing town take their name from the entrance to Tuggerah Lake located immediately to the north (Fig. 4.161). The 300 m long east-facing beach is located at the base of low bluffs and fronted by extensive rocks and reefs to the north and south.... Read more
The Entrance Beach (NSW 276) and backing town take their name from the entrance to Tuggerah Lake located immediately to the north (Fig. 4.161). The 300 m long east-facing beach is located at the base of low bluffs and fronted by extensive rocks and reefs to the north and south. The Entrance SLSC (founded in 1923) is located on the bluffs overlooking the beach, with two rock pools on the southern rock platform backed by dressing sheds. The beach continues south beyond the pools where it is fronted by shallow reefs and tidal pools. It faces east and picks up most swell, receiving some protection from the rocks and reefs extending off the beach. The waves average 1.3 m and maintain an attached bar with permanent rips to either end against the reefs. The rips increase in strength during higher waves.
A small beach where it is easy to stay between the flags. Keep away from the rips and rocks, and watch The Entrance channel particularly during falling tide.
The reefs and entrance sand bars are popular spots holding waves between 1.5-2 m.
Both the northern lake entrance and the rocks around the pools to the south are popular fishing spots, the latter in higher seas.Read less
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.
Includes beaches: Grant Mcbride Ocean Baths
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw276