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Waterloo Beach (T 196) is located between the southern side of Swansea jetty and Waterloo Point. It is a 300 m long, low energy north-facing beach. The beach is well protected by the point and is narrow, often calm with seagrass commonly covering the beach. Sand and some rock flats widen into the southern corner, with higher waves breaking along the edge of the flats to provide a right-hand surf break. A second break runs along the edge of the rocky point. The jetty car park backs the northern end, with a low grassy reserve behind the beach, which is backed by sloping bluffs and the main street of Swansea, while Swansea golf course occupies the point.
Beach Length: 0.3km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.


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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.