Other safety resources on NSW coastal bars
Plan ahead for crossing NSW coastal bars by viewing our safety booklet and videos.
Plan ahead to safely cross coastal bars in NSW.
Check the latest safety advice, webcams and conditions as well as these resources.
Coastal bar safety booklet
For additional coverage of what you need to know to safely cross a coastal bar, view or download the
FileCoastal bar safety booklet (PDF 1.58MB)
Crossing coastal bars
A bar is a build up of sand or silt at the entrance of a river, creek, lake or harbour. This build up of sand affects the behaviour of the water around it, depending on the weather and tides.
This is a series of six short videos that show you how to cross a bar safely.