South Coast beaches weekly star ratings

Find out the star rating for your beach this week and how we decide how many stars to give.

How to read star ratings

Rating

Enterococci category
(colony forming units per 100ml)

Description

* * * *

<41

Good

* * *

41–200

Fair

* *

201–500

Poor

*

>500

Bad


Bega Valley Shire Council monitor 14 swimming sites on a weekly basis from December to February.

Update 16 January 2020 - Bushfires may have impacted waterways and beaches on the South Coast. Ash, debris and potential runoff from burnt areas may continue to impact the waterways. As a precaution, avoid swimming in waterways and beaches if the water looks murky and discoloured, and always check with lifeguards for latest beach conditions.  

Sample day is 14 January 2020.

Rainfall in the 24 hrs prior to sampling (to 9:00 am):  0 mm (Bega)

Swimming Site Site type Rating Stars

Aslings Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Bar Beach

Estuarine

4

****

Beares Beach

Estuarine

4

****

Blue Pool

Lagoon/lake

4

****

Bruce Steer Pool

Lagoon/lake

4

****

Camel Rock

Ocean beach

4

****

Cocora Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Horseshoe Bay

Ocean beach

4

****

Main Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Mogareeka Boat Ramp

Lagoon/lake

4

****

Pambula Beach

Estuarine

4

****

Pambula River Mouth

Estuarine

4

****

Short Point

Ocean beach

4

****

Tathra Beach Ocean beach 4 ****

Eurobodalla Shire Council monitor 11 swimming sites on a weekly basis from November to March.

Update 16 January 2020 - Eurobodalla Shire Council advises bushfires may have impacted Eurobodalla's waterways and beaches. Ash, debris and potential runoff from burnt areas may continue to influence Eurobodalla's waterways. As a precaution, swimming should be avoided in waterways and beaches if the water looks murky and discoloured, and always check with lifeguards for latest beach conditions.   

Sample day is 23 December 2019

Rainfall in the 24 hrs prior to sampling (to 9:00 am):  0 mm (Moruya Heads)

Swimming site Site type Rating Stars

Bengello Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Brou Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Broulee Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Caseys Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Cookies Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Malua Bay Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Narooma Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Shelley Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Surf Beach

Ocean beach

1

*

Tuross Main Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Wagonga Inlet Ocean Beach 4 ****

Shoalhaven City Council monitor 10 swimming sites on a weekly basis from November to February.

Update 16 January 2020 - A Caution Alert has been issued by WaterNSW for the tidal reaches of the Shoalhaven River, Berrys Bay and Jervis Bay near Nowra after reports of marine algal blooms. Samples have identified Noctiluca scintillans, a non-toxic marine dinoflagellate. The blooms appear as red, jelly like areas in the water and recreational users are advised to avoid these areas as a precaution. Marine blooms are capable of moving around so it is possible it will appear in multiple locations along the coastline. 

Update 16 January 2020 - Bushfires may have impacted waterways and beaches on the South Coast. Ash, debris and potential runoff from burnt areas may continue to impact the waterways. As a precaution, avoid swimming in waterways and beaches if the water looks murky and discoloured, and always check with lifeguards for latest beach conditions.  

Sample day is 14 January 2020

Rainfall in the 24 hrs prior to sampling (to 9:00 am):  0.6 mm (Jervis Bay)

Swimming site Site type Rating Stars

Bawley Point

Ocean beach

4

****

Collingwood Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Cudmirrah Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Merry Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Mollymook Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Racecourse Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Rennies Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Shoalhaven Heads

Ocean beach

4

****

Tilbury Cove

Ocean beach

4

****

Warrain Beach

Ocean beach

4

****