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.

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.
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 webcam vision of coastal bars and alpine waters to help boaters and skippers prepare for a safe trip.
Plan ahead for crossing NSW coastal bars by viewing our safety booklet and videos.

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