Skip to Content

Wye River

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
vic351
Includes Beaches:
Wye River
State/Region:
VIC - Wye River
Post Code:
3221
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach

The Wye River flows out through a narrow valley to deposit the sand that forms this 200 m long beach. A small settlement of the same name backs the beach. The beach is bordered by high valley slopes, with the Great Ocean Road winding behind, and sandstone rock platforms and reefs fringing each end. A caravan park, car park and the surf lifesaving club (founded in 1958) all lie between the road and the beach.

The beach faces south-east and receives waves averaging 1.4 m, that produce a wide, low gradient single bar, with strong permanent rips against the rocks at each end of the small beach.

Swimming

A potentially hazardous beach, owing to the moderate waves, strong rips and reefs. Stay in the centre on the bar and between the flags, as an average of 26 people are rescued annually on this small beach.

Surfing

A popular and very visible spot. The beach breaks are popular under low swell with less experienced surfers, while bigger swell tends to close out across the bay. Best at high tide.

Fishing

A popular spot with good access to the river, river mouth and permanent rip holes against the rocks. As a result, there is a choice of river, beach or rock fishing.

General

A small, but highly visible, and relatively popular spot in summer, with the added attraction of the surf club patrols.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
50

Location

Information Symbols

  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Playground Playground
  • Parking Parking
  • Bus Bus
  • Train Train
  • Passenger ferry Passenger ferry

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

There is no beach service this week.

STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
0
First Aids:
0
Preventative Actions:
0

The following organisations contribute to the above totals:

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

Today 13° wind SSW/24 km/h

MORE
Weather information
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed
15° 16° 16° 19° 22°11° 22°11°

AIREYS INLET AW (26 km) issued at Fri 19 Sep 11:00 (EST)

WATER

14

Issued at Fri, September 19 07:01

SWELL FORECAST

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • SW
    0.9 m
  • SW
    2.3 m
  • SW
    1.8 m
  • SW
    1.5 m
  • SW
    1.4 m

Wye River issued at Wed, September 17 22:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

4

more

TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    7:00
    2.05m
  • Low
    12:27
    1.14m
  • High
    18:50
    1.88m
more

Lorne issued at Fri, September 19 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

add event button

WHAT'S ON

There are currently no events for this beach.
Create Event
Back

What's On

Create Event
Back to top