Forster Main Beach to Close for Sand Shifting

With reduced activity at Forster Main Beach, MidCoast Council will reshape the Beach from Wednesday 29 April until Friday 1 May.

The beach will be closed to swimmers and pedestrians from 6.30am until 3.30pm on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 April and Friday 1 May while the works are undertaken.

These regular works involve a bulldozer and excavator on the beach to relocate an excessive build-up of sand from the wall to north of the Surf Club.

The works are necessary to prevent the sand from moving onto the footpath and road of North Street, and blocking access to facilities such as the Surf Club and café,” said Council’s Manager Community Spaces, Recreation and Trades, Dan Aldridge.

The Forster Main Beach Surf Club car park will be closed while heavy machinery is moved onto the beach, expected to be from 6am – 8am on Wednesday.

North and Beach Streets will remain open for normal traffic, and people will be able to access Beach Bums Café and nearby amenities.

Forster Ocean Baths remains closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, which also prevent people from using the beach, apart from necessary exercise.