Snellings Beach (KI-166) is the most visible and most popular on the north coast. The North Coast Road runs right past the western end of the beach, providing parking and beach access, while a lookout on the road provides an excellent view of the entire beach (Fig. 5.31). The 660... Read more
Snellings Beach (KI-166) is the most visible and most popular on the north coast. The North Coast Road runs right past the western end of the beach, providing parking and beach access, while a lookout on the road provides an excellent view of the entire beach (Fig. 5.31). The 660 m long, northwest facing beach receives waves averaging over 1 m, which maintain a 100 m wide surf zone dominated by four beach rips and permanent rips against the rocks at each end. The waves tend to increase in height toward the western end, increasing the rip intensity. A 10 m high foredune backs the beach, with the Middle River meandering through the backing floodplain and exiting across the northern end of the beach. There is a barbeque, water and toilet at the beach but no other facilities.
Snellings Beach is a popular summer beach for swimming and surfing. It is moderately safe under normal low waves, however strong rips develop when waves exceed 1 m, particularly along the central and western section of the beach.
Usually a low beach break at Snellings.
Both beaches have good holes off the rock platforms, with rip holes also along Snellings.
Snellings is highly visible and easily accessible and is a popular stopping spot for day-trippers and surfers.Read less
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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.