Stinky Bay

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Stinky Bay (93) is a curving 2 km long low gradient beach lying between Lurline Point and the southern headland of Nora Creina. The name no doubt derives from the large rotting piles of seagrass that commonly cover the northern end of the beach. Wave height decreases from about 1.5... Read more

Stinky Bay (93) is a curving 2 km long low gradient beach lying between Lurline Point and the southern headland of Nora Creina. The name no doubt derives from the large rotting piles of seagrass that commonly cover the northern end of the beach. Wave height decreases from about 1.5 m down to less than 0.5 m at the western end resulting in rips decreasing is size, and a continuous low tide terrace in along the northern kilometre. This beach is backed by the Sunland resort, which has a 500 m long walking track through to the beach, just north of Lurline Point.

Swimming

These are six exposed, remote beaches, all dominated by strong rips with generally wide surf zone. Use extreme care if swimming along this stretch of coast, stay well clear of rips, close inshore and on attached portions of the inner bar. The safest swimming is at protected the northern end of Stinky Bay.

Surfing

There are beach and some reef breaks the length of these beaches.

Fishing

The numerous rips and reefs also mean numerous inshore holes and gutters for beach fishing.

General

A more remote section of coast, requiring a good 4WD and knowledgeable driver to safely transit.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
15°C
Water
16°C
UV Rating
10 / 11

Hazards


Strong Currents
Wednesday, 8 Dec 7:47

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.


Nora Creina, SA 5276
Length: 2km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0093
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