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SHELLY

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
vic076
State/Region:
VIC Lake Tyers Beach
Post Code:
3909
Length:
2km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
eastern  (3.6km) pettman - lake tyers  (4.4km) main beach  (4.6km) eastern  (5km) barrier landing  (7.7km)

Beach

Lake Tyers is a relatively natural estuary containing three drowned valleys. The flooded valleys form the lake and join together to enter the sea at the western end of the long Corringle - Ewings Marsh - Pettman Beach. Tertiary rocks rising to 20 - 40 m high hills and bluffs, form the southern side of the inlet and provide the location for the small town of Lake Tyers. The persistent southerly waves usually build the beach across the entrance, blocking the lake from the sea.The Lake Tyers road terminates at the inlet where there is a boat ramp, large caravan park and a car park for Shelly Beach. The beach is also accessible at the western end from the bluff-top car park at Red Bluff.The beach extends from the usually closed lake mouth 2 km south-west to the 40 m high sandstone and shale bluffs at Red Bluff. This small bluff is the only bedrock outcrop on Ninety Mile Beach between Cape Conran and Wilsons Promontory. The bluff is surrounded by a rock platform, with reefs in the surf zone. The beach is fully exposed to the southerly waves which average 1.5 m. They produce a straight beach, with a moderately steep beach face, usually fronted by a 2-3 m deep, 50 m wide longshore trough, seaward of which the longshore bar is cut by deep rip channels every 250 m.

Swimming

The Lake is the safest place to bathe, if the entrance is closed. Be very careful in the surf because of the deep trough against the beach, and its strong longshore and rip currents.

Surfing

Red Bluff is the best break on the entire Ninety Mile Beach and the most popular. The reefs on either side can produce some excellent right and left handers.

Fishing

This is a very popular destination for fishing with a range of lake, surf and rock fishing on offer. The beach usually has a deep trough close to the beach.

General

A nice spot,. close to Lakes Entrance, but away from the summer crowds. It offers a good range of Lake and beach environments with basic facilities and accommodation available in the small settlement.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • Bus Bus
  • Train Train
  • Passenger ferry Passenger ferry

Regulation Symbols

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

    Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:04:55

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    Hazards

    Service Providers

      SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

      WEATHER

      Tue, 27 Sep 09:00 am

      LAKES ENTRANCE (4 km)


      Sunny.
      11.40 °C
      W/22 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      WedThuFriSatSunMon
      20° 19° 10° 17° 18° 24° 10° 21° 13°

      WATER

      14

      Issued at Tue, 27 Sep 14:24

      SWELL FORECAST

      Wednesday
      Thursday
      Friday
      Saturday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • NW
        11 km/h
        0.5m
      • E
        20 km/h
        1.2m
      • SE
        20 km/h
        1.4m
      • NW
        15 km/h
        1.4m
      • SSW
        9 km/h
        1.3m
      • WSW
        22 km/h
        0.5m
      • WNW
        15 km/h
        0.7m
      • W
        15 km/h
        0.9m

      Lake Tyers Beach issued at Tue, 27 Sep 22:57

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon. Reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening.
      Swell:
      South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
      Seas:
      1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
      Weather:
      Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers in the far east in the early morning.

      UV INDEX

      5



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • low
        00:45
        0.39m
      • high
        06:40
        0.98m
      • low
        12:23
        0.53m
      • high
        19:04
        1.13m

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      Lakes Entrance (Outer) issued at Wed, 28 Sep 04:54

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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