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Coalcliff Beach - Stanwell Park


Coalcliff is located 24 kilometres north of the Wollongong city centre. There is a salt water rock pool at the southern end of the beach.

This is a small beach surrounded by rocks and the cliffs in the northern suburbs. It is also a popular fishing spot. Explore the rocks for ocean life from this quite secluded beach.

The main Coalcliff Beach fronts the valley, and is a 500 metres long east to south-east facing coarse sand beach, with a mix of sand and rock seafloor off the beach, and the small Stony Creek draining across the southern end. Waves average 1 to 1.5 metres maintaining three dominant rips, a strong rip against the southern rocks, a shifting central rip and one flowing north past the northern rocks.

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