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APOLLO BAY

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
vic378
State/Region:
VIC Apollo Bay
Post Code:
3233
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
Apollo Bay Harbour (1.1km) Borrow (1.2km) Point Bunbury (1.3km) Seafarer (1.6km) Mounts Bay (1.8km)

Beach

Apollo Bay is the southernmost town on the Great Ocean Road. It is fronted by a 3 km long, east facing, relatively safe beach, which is very popular during the summer holidays. The beach is protected by its orientation, Point Bunbury and the Apollo Bay Boat Harbour seawalls. As a result of this protection, the southern end of the beach has built out tens of metres along the northern harbour wall. Shoaling of the harbour has been a continual problem since it was constructed in the 1950s, with dredging often taking place. The beach receives waves averaging 1 m at the southern end, which slowly increase in height up the beach. The southern end is safest, with a usually continuous, attached, shallow bar and few rips. Rip size and intensity increase up the beach. The Apollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1952 and averages 8 rescues annually.

Swimming

Relatively safe along the southern end and in front of the surf lifesaving club, so it's best to stay here and between the flags. Be careful of higher waves and rips further up the beach.

Surfing

Usually low to moderate beach breaks of variable quality. Westerly winds blow offshore. During big swell a small right hander runs down the western Harbour Wall.

Fishing

Best beach fishing is up the beach where the rips are more persistent.

General

An attractive town and beach, offering relative safe bathing and a beach sheltered from the westerlies.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Surface:
Sealed
Spaces:
150

Location

Information Symbols

  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shelters Shelters
  • Playground Playground
  • Camping Camping
  • Caravan park Caravan park
  • Boat ramp Boat ramp
  • Skate park Skate park
  • Cafe Cafe
  • Bike path Bike path
  • Mobile Phone Coverage Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Parking Parking
  • Bus Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited Camping Prohibited
  • No Parking No Parking
  • No Dogs Allowed No Dogs Allowed

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

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

If this information is inaccurate, please click on the contact us link and advise.

STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:

First Aids:
3
Preventative Actions:
604

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

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 10° SW/22.00 km/h

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CAPE OTWAY AWS (12 km) issued at Fri 3 Jul 03:00

WATER

13

Issued at Thu, July 2 14:07

SWELL FORECAST

Friday
Saturday
Sunday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • SSW
    1.7 m
  • SW
    1.9 m
  • SW
    2.4 m
  • SW
    3.1 m
  • SW
    2.7 m

Apollo Bay issued at Thu, July 2 04:38

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UV INDEX

2

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    05:21
    0.69m
  • High
    12:39
    2.51m
  • Low
    18:25
    1.26m
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Lorne issued at Fri, July 3 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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