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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

      Sun, 28 Aug 06:00 am

      LAKES ENTRANCE (4 km)


      Cloudy.
      11.60 °C
      N/22 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      SunMonTueWedThuFri
      18° 19° 19° 19° 11° 18° 15° 10°

      WATER

      13

      Issued at Sat, 27 Aug 13:58

      SWELL FORECAST

      Sunday
      Monday
      Tuesday
      Wednesday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • NW
        19 km/h
        0.6m
      • SSW
        12 km/h
        0.6m
      • NE
        9 km/h
        0.5m
      • E
        12 km/h
        0.5m
      • SE
        8 km/h
        0.3m
      • NE
        10 km/h
        0.5m
      • S
        12 km/h
        0.6m
      • W
        10 km/h
        0.4m

      Lake Tyers Beach issued at Sat, 27 Aug 22:37

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 to 30 knots offshore. Winds turning southwesterly during the afternoon and easing to 5 to 15 knots over western waters during the evening.
      Swell:
      Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far east by early evening.
      Seas:
      1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres later in the evening.
      Weather:
      Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore.

      UV INDEX

      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        05:27
        0.93m
      • low
        10:36
        0.61m
      • high
        17:51
        1.21m

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      Lakes Entrance (Outer) issued at Sun, 28 Aug 06:33

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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