Beaches of the Bega Valley Shire.
The Bega Valley has the largest stretch of coastline of any council in NSW, and with this come various challenges. We aim to do the best we can with the resources we have. While the area is beautiful it is important that people take care and are aware of conditions and their ability (and also of those in their care). Currently Council implements the following measures:
It’s important to understand coastal environments and tidal currents as they are continually changing. The hazards created constantly vary throughout the day based on the local conditions and tidal cycle. There are times where the tide poses minimal risk to beach users, and other hazards identified on the beach access signs are a greater risk. There are times when tidal currents are more pronounced particularly when there is a high variation between high and low tides.
With any natural area or waterway , whether it is a beach, ocean inlet, lake or river; user should always assess the conditions, take note of available information and consider their ability (and that of those in their care) prior to entering the water particularly if they are at a location they are not familiar with or if conditions change.