Long Beach is recorded as a safe beach by the Department of Education. It is south facing and within the estuary of Batemans Bay. The beach rarely has large waves or rips.
It is a requirement of the education department that when swimming there must be s qualified surf bronze life guard provided. Camp Longbeach staff hold Surf Bronze Medallions. A group can go freely to the beach if the client group brings an adult who has a current Surf Bronze qualification. Otherwise Camp Longbeach activity staff can be arranged to be present at the beach.