Navigating coastal bars

How to safely cross NSW coastal bars at the entrance to inland waterways and coastal estuaries. Locations, webcams and boating safety advice.

Crossing coastal bars

Coastal bars can have strong currents and large breaking waves. Here's how to prepare for a safe bar crossing when you're out boating.

Locations of NSW coastal bars

Find the locations of NSW coastal bars and general information about each bar on the North Coast, South Coast, Hunter, Hawkesbury and Broken Bay regions.

Live webcams and weather updates

Live webcam vision of coastal bars and alpine waters to help boaters and skippers prepare for a safe trip.

Other coastal bar resources

Plan ahead for crossing NSW coastal bars by viewing our safety booklet and videos.

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