Murramarang - Beach in Bawley Point Shoalhaven NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Murramarang NSW

Murramarang Beach (NSW 489) trends southeast for 950 m from the boundary headland with Garnet beach, to Murramarang Point. The beach is afforded some protection by Brush Island which extend 2 km east of the point, with waves averaging about 1 m, These maintain a continuous bar cut by rips... Read more

Murramarang Beach (NSW 489) trends southeast for 950 m from the boundary headland with Garnet beach, to Murramarang Point. The beach is afforded some protection by Brush Island which extend 2 km east of the point, with waves averaging about 1 m, These maintain a continuous bar cut by rips during periods of higher waves, when two boundary and three beach rips are usually generated, two either side of a reef just off the centre of the beach. The beach is backed by a vegetated foredune, and 3 ha Swan Lake drained by a small southern creek, with a second small creek crossing against the northern rocks.

Swimming

Rips are more prevalent on Murramarang, but can form on Cat and Kitten, so use care on these more isolated beaches. Bull Pup is usually quieter but with deeper water and reefs close inshore.

Surfing

Beach breaks occur along Murramarang, while its a long walk to the usually low rocky waves on Cat and Kitten. The reef off Bull Pup provides both left and right waves.

Fishing

Murramarang usually has rip gutters and holes, together with the central reef area and the creek mouth following heavy rain. Sloping rocks border all three beaches.

General

Murramarang Aboriginal Area incorporates 5 km of coast to either side of Murramarang Point and includes three beaches (NSW 489-491). The beaches are only accessible on foot from street parking at the northern end of Murramarang beach and a 700 m long walk from the Racecourse beach car park in the south.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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.

Information

About

Bawley Point, NSW 2539

Length:
0.8km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw489

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

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.

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