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Safety and Woolgoolga beaches are two longer sandy beaches located either side of the sandy foreland formed in lee of Woolgoolga Reef. Safety Beach (NSW 89) extends 1.2 km north of the foreland to south Mullaway Head. The small Darkum Creek runs south for 1 km behind the beach before exiting across the southern end. The beach can be accessed from the northern headland car park, or in the south by walking 200 m from the Safety Beach car park. The beach has a single bar, which is usually cut by a few rips in the north, with a permanent rip against the headland. To the south the protection from the reef lowers waves to less than 1 m, producing an attached bar which is only cut by rips during higher waves.
Beach Length: 1.2km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10

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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.