Errington Hole is a deep cut in a 20 m high calcarenite headland. Between German Point and the Hole is a 950 m long beach (100) which is afforded a moderate degree of protection of a series of reefs 500 m off the beach. Waves average 1 m at the... Read more
Errington Hole is a deep cut in a 20 m high calcarenite headland. Between German Point and the Hole is a 950 m long beach (100) which is afforded a moderate degree of protection of a series of reefs 500 m off the beach. Waves average 1 m at the beach and maintain a few smaller rips. Between the rocky end of this beach and the ‘hole’ is an 80 m long platform beach (101) below the headland. The beach is strewn with rock and boulders and fronted by a 50 m wide intertidal rock platform. On the north side of the hole is a second platform beach (102) a 100 m long high tide sand beach, lying below 20 m high bluffs and fronted by a 100 m wide reef flat.
While waves tend to be a little lower along this section owing to the numerous reefs, only the northern German Point beach, and to a lesser extend the beach south of Errington Hole offer safer swimming. On all beaches beware of rips as well as the dominating rocks and reefs.
Best beach breaks are on the 2 km of beaches south of German Point.
Rip holes and deep water can be found along all the beaches and off the rock platforms and reefs.
A section of coast a little more difficult to access and consequently little used by the general public.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.
General Hazard Rating: 4/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0101