Perkins - Windang - Beach in Primbee Wollongong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Perkins - Windang NSW

Swimming is not recommended at this section of the beach.This area is UNPATROLLED. The closest PATROLLED beach is approx 1.3km to the south at Windang.This is a long rip-dominated beach, so definitely stay between the flags. In the south also stay clear of the lake entrance, which has strong... Read more

Swimming is not recommended at this section of the beach.This area is UNPATROLLED. The closest PATROLLED beach is approx 1.3km to the south at Windang.This is a long rip-dominated beach, so definitely stay between the flags. In the south also stay clear of the lake entrance, which has strong tidal flows. Perkins Beach (NSW 379) (Fig. 4.304) is the longest in the Wollongong area curving from the south side of Red Point to the southwest then south for 7.2 km down to the entrance to Lake Illawarra in lee of Windang Island (Fig. 4.305). It is accessible by car in the north around the Port Kembla SLSC, and in the south at the Windang SLSC. Most of the beach is backed by now stabilised sand dunes. In the 1930s and '40s the dunes were actively extending hundreds of metre inland and threatening houses at Kemblawarra. Today the grassy dunes are Crown Land and are backed by Coomeditchy Lagoon Reserve in the north, Port Kembla Golf Course in the centre and the community of Windang in the south.

Swimming

Swimming is not recommended at this section of the beach. This area is UNPATROLLED. The closest PATROLLED beach is approx 1.3km to the south at Windang.This is a long rip-dominated beach, so definitely stay between the flags. In the south also stay clear of the lake entrance, which has strong tidal flows.

Surfing

A good surfing beach offering plenty of swell and often excellent beach breaks on the inner and outer bar, the latter holding to 2 m. The north end is also popular in the summer when the north winds blow offshore. Just off the north side of Windang Island is a patchy reef called Sharkies offering lefts and rights.

Fishing

The northern rocks at Red Point have a deep gutter running out from the beach and rock gutters further out. Good gutters run all the way down the beach, with the Windang Beach and the lake entrance always popular spots. Windang Island has wide flat rock platforms all round, and offers good spots on all sides.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

Windang SLSC

Mon

22/04

Tue

23/04

Wed

24/04

Thu

25/04

Fri

26/04

Sat

27/04

Sun

28/04

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10:00 - 17:00

Port Kembla SLSC

Mon

22/04

Tue

23/04

Wed

24/04

Thu

25/04

Fri

26/04

Sat

27/04

Sun

28/04

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09:00 - 17:00

Windang (Lifeguards)

Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service

Information

About

Primbee, NSW 2502

Includes beaches:
Port Kembla, Windang

Length:
6km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw379

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

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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