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Lorne

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
vic336
Includes Beaches:
Lorne
State/Region:
VIC - Lorne
Post Code:
3232
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach

Lorne is one of Victoria's premier holiday destinations, with the popular beach paralleling the Great Ocean Road. A well-established foreshore reserve separates the road and main street from the beach. The reserve has extensive parking, parks and a pool. The Lorne Surf Life Saving Club was formed in 1948 and occupies the southern corner. Its members average 50 rescues annually, attesting to its popularity, as well as the surf conditions.

The beach is 1.2 km long, running almost due south from the usually closed mouth of the Erskine River and its adjacent rock platforms. The southern end is bordered by the long sandstone rock platform that extends 1 km out to Point Grey and the Lorne wharf. Point Grey affords the beach considerable protection, with waves averaging 1 m. These produce a low, wide, attached bar, with rips only occurring during and following higher waves. In addition, six small wooden groynes and one large rock groyne have been built across the beach, supposedly to prevent beach erosion.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach during average summer conditions. Be careful of rips and groynes up the beach, with the safest bathing in the southern patrolled corner.

Surfing

Usually a low, wide beach break more suitable for beginners. During moderate to large swell, Lorne Point provides good right handers, while further out at Point Grey a fuller wave is preferred by windsurfers and waveskis.

Fishing

The best beach fishing is up at the Erskine River mouth and off the adjacent rocks, and the rock groyne at high tide.

General

One of Victoria's most popular beach and holiday destinations, offering a relatively safe beach backed by full resort facilities.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Surface:
Sealed
Spaces:
250

Location

Information Symbols

  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Pool Pool
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • Shelters Shelters
  • Playground Playground
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Caravan park Caravan park
  • Boat ramp Boat ramp
  • Skate park Skate park
  • Cafe Cafe
  • Bike path Bike path
  • Lookout Lookout
  • Natural shade Natural shade
  • Artificial shade Artificial shade
  • Power supply
    Power supply
  • Mobile Phone Coverage Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Parking Parking
  • Bus Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • No Naked Flames No Naked Flames
  • No Littering No Littering
  • No Horses No Horses
  • No Alcohol No Alcohol
  • No Bike Riding No Bike Riding
  • No Cats or Dogs No Cats or Dogs
  • No Dogs Allowed No Dogs Allowed
  • No Firearms No Firearms

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.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

Patrol Information
  Mon 14/04 Tue 15/04 Wed 16/04 Thu 17/04 Fri 18/04 Sat 19/04 Sun 20/04
Lorne SLSC
          13:00
- 17:30
10:00
- 17:00

STATISTICS

July 2013 - June 2014

Rescues:
5
First Aids:
22
Preventative Actions:
458

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Lorne SLSC

Hazards

Service Providers

  • Lorne SLSC

    VISIT SITE
  • Lorne (Lifeguards)

    VISIT SITE

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

Today 19° wind N/7 km/h

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AIREYS INLET AW (13 km) issued at Thu 17 Apr 10:30 (EST)

WATER

18

Issued at Thu, April 17 07:00

SWELL FORECAST

No swell data is currently available from the Bureau of Meteorology for this location

UV INDEX

5

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    0:44
    2.12m
  • Low
    6:31
    0.64m
  • High
    13:24
    2.45m
  • Low
    19:12
    0.97m
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Lorne issued at Thu, April 17 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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