Woodside Beach is the southernmost access with facilities on Ninety Mile Beach. The beach is located in the centre of this straight, 8 km long, south-east facing section. The waves usually arrive from the south-west to south-east and average 1.3 m. These combine with the fine sand to produce a beach with a low slope, fronted by a usually continuous attached inner bar, which is cut by rips during and following higher waves. Seaward of this bar is a continuous 2 m deep trough and an outer bar, which is cut by rips every few hundred metres. Westerly winds both increase the waves and intensify the flow of rip and trough currents to the north.
The beach is patrolled by the Woodside Surf Life Saving Club; the newest in the state, being formed in 1968; and is also backed by parking and picnic areas and a caravan park.
Beach Length: 8km
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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.
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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.