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LORNE

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
vic336
State/Region:
VIC Lorne
Post Code:
3232
Length:
1.2km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
north lorne  (0.7km) lorne jetty  (0.8km) point grey  (1km) shelly  (1.1km) st george river  (1.2km)

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.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • 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
  • 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.

Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:04:59

 

PATROL INFORMATION

There is no beach service this week.

STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
4
First Aids:
8
Preventative Actions:
185

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Lorne SLSC Lorne (Lifeguards)

Hazards

  • Sharks Sharks
  • High surf High surf
  • Flash rips Flash rips
  • Rocks Rocks
  • Slippery rocks Slippery rocks

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

Sat, 30 Apr 03:00 am

AIREYS INLET AW (8 km)


Mostly sunny.
14.60 °C
NNW/13 km/h
Wind

Weather information
SatSunMonTueWedThu
24° 14° 20° 12° 19° 11° 18° 13° 20° 13° 24° 14°

WATER

17

Issued at Fri, 29 Apr 14:06

SWELL FORECAST

Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • N
    21 km/h
    0.7m
  • NNW
    22 km/h
    0.7m
  • WNW
    21 km/h
    1.1m
  • W
    20 km/h
    1.5m
  • NW
    19 km/h
    0.9m
  • NNW
    24 km/h
    0.7m
  • NW
    28 km/h
    1.2m
  • WNW
    20 km/h
    1.7m

Lorne issued at Fri, 29 Apr 23:26

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Today's Swell Description
Wind:
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning and early afternoon.
Swell:
Westerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres in the west during the afternoon.
Seas:
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather:
Mostly sunny. 60% chance of showers in the far west, 20% chance elsewhere.

UV INDEX

3



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TODAY'S TIDE

  • high
    04:20
    2.08m
  • low
    10:08
    0.67m
  • high
    17:05
    2.38m
  • low
    22:51
    1.05m

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Lorne issued at Sat, 30 Apr 03:53

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TODAY'S RADAR

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