Beaches in Port Macquarie and Lake Cathie closed on October 2, 2017

Lighthouse Beach and Lake Cathie remain closed due to dangerous conditions however Rainbow Beach in Bonny Hills has reopened.

Head lifeguard James Turnham said he expects conditions to improve and the beaches to open later today.

Lifeguards were forced to close Lighthouse Beach, Lake Cathie and Rainbow Beach at Bonny Hills on October 1 due to the rough swell.