Central Coast ocean beaches



Tuesday 21 March 2023

Issued at 7:15 AM

Rainfall data has been used to predict the likelihood of bacterial contamination at beaches in the Central Coast region.

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17 March 2023: NSW Water has reported algae blooms at some swimming sites on the Central Coast, which may appear as a brown slick or sawdust like particles at the water surface. As a precaution, direct contact with the algae should be avoided as it can cause skin and eye irritations. It is expected the algae blooms will dissipate with changes in tide and wind conditions.

For information on beach closures please contact relevant authorities such as local councils.


Pollution is unlikely Pollution is unlikely, enjoy your swim!
Pollution is possible Pollution is possible, take care.
Pollution is likely Pollution is likely, avoid swimming today.
Update Updated information available.

More information about this forecast


As a general precaution, swimming at beaches in the Central Coast region should be avoided for up to one day after heavy rainfall or when lagoons are open or for as long as stormwater is present. The most obvious signs of stormwater pollution are water discolouration as well as debris in the water and on the tide line.

Beach Conditions

Weather – Cloudy. Slight chance of a shower. 

Winds – E/SE 15 to 25 km/h.

Rainfall – 3mm in the previous 4 days.

Expected maximum temperature – 26oC

Ocean temperature – 25oC

Swell – Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.

High tide – 1.97 metres at 08:55

Low tide – 0.24 metres at 15:20



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