Flynn Beach is the northern beach in Cat Bay. Ventnor Road runs behind the low dune field that covers the bluffs backing the beach, with car parks at the northern and southern ends. The 1.3 km long beach is bounded by Flynn Reef in the north and similar... Read more
Flynn Beach is the northern beach in Cat Bay. Ventnor Road runs behind the low dune field that covers the bluffs backing the beach, with car parks at the northern and southern ends. The 1.3 km long beach is bounded by Flynn Reef in the north and similar reefs to the south. The beach faces west-south-west and receives waves averaging 0.6 m. These produce a steep, narrow beach, which widens as the tide falls. A narrow cobble beach lies between the sand and the bluffs.
Relatively safe when waves are low, with deep water usually right off the beach. Larger waves will produce a heavy shorebreak.
Usually none at the beach, however the reefs at both ends can produce good waves when the swell is up. The southern reef has a right hander called Sunliners, while the northern Flynn Reef is a very popular right hander.
You can fish deep water off the beach at high tide, however the rocks and reefs at each end are the more popular spots.
An exposed beach with usually low waves, suitable for bathing, but most popular with surfers.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 4/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic212