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APOLLO BAY

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
vic378
State/Region:
VIC Apollo Bay
Post Code:
3233
Length:
3km
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.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • 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
  • 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.

Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:04:52

 

PATROL INFORMATION

There is no beach service this week.

STATISTICS

July 2016 - June 2017

Rescues:
0
First Aids:
0
Preventative Actions:
0

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

Tue, 30 Aug 03:00 am

CAPE OTWAY AWS (12 km)


Rain. Windy.
12.40 °C
E/11 km/h
Wind

Weather information
TueWedThuFriSatSun
15° 10° 15° 11° 14° 13° 14° 14°

WATER

13

Issued at Mon, 29 Aug 14:03

SWELL FORECAST

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • NE
    18 km/h
    1.5m
  • ENE
    18 km/h
    1.3m
  • NNW
    15 km/h
    1.2m
  • W
    19 km/h
    1.3m
  • WNW
    12 km/h
    1.3m
  • SSW
    8 km/h
    1.3m
  • SSE
    12 km/h
    1.3m
  • SE
    21 km/h
    1.6m

Apollo Bay issued at Mon, 29 Aug 19:09

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Today's Swell Description
Wind:
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning and early afternoon. Winds turning northerly in the middle of the day.
Swell:
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas:
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Weather:
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far west at night.

UV INDEX

TODAY'S TIDE

  • low
    01:42
    0.56m
  • high
    09:22
    1.67m
  • low
    14:47
    1.08m
  • high
    21:01
    1.46m

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Apollo Bay issued at Tue, 30 Aug 03:57

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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