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Apollo Bay

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED
Beach Number:
vic378
Includes Beaches:
Apollo Bay
State/Region:
VIC - Apollo Bay
Post Code:
3233
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

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

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

STATISTICS

July 2013 - June 2014

Rescues:
3
First Aids:
3
Preventative Actions:
431

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

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 N/11 km/h

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Weather information
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
20°11° 17°13° 17°12° 17°13° 18°11°

CAPE OTWAY AWS (19 km) issued at Sun 20 Apr 23:00 (EST)

WATER

18

Issued at Sun, April 20 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Saturday
Sunday
Monday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • SW
    2.4 m
  • SW
    2 m
  • SW
    2 m
  • SW
    2.2 m
  • SW
    1.9 m

Apollo Bay issued at Sat, April 19 22:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

4

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    2:40
    2.20m
  • Low
    8:27
    0.39m
  • High
    15:25
    2.57m
  • Low
    21:10
    0.90m
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Lorne issued at Sun, April 20 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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