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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 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
3
First Aids:
4
Preventative Actions:
493

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

Thu, 26 May 02:00 pm

CAPE OTWAY AWS (12 km)


Shower or two.
11.60 °C
SSW/44 km/h
Wind

Weather information
ThuFriSatSunMonTue
14° 14° 14° 14° 14° 15°

WATER

16

Issued at Wed, 25 May 14:02

SWELL FORECAST

Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • W
    12 km/h
    0.9m
  • WSW
    15 km/h
    1.3m
  • W
    12 km/h
    1.3m
  • SSE
    6 km/h
    1.1m
  • S
    19 km/h
    1.5m
  • SW
    25 km/h
    2.3m
  • SW
    21 km/h
    2m
  • W
    9 km/h
    1.1m

Apollo Bay issued at Wed, 25 May 19:51

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Today's Swell Description
Wind:
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the east in the evening.
Swell:
Westerly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning, then tending southwesterly 4 metres around midday.
Seas:
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east around midday.
Weather:
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

UV INDEX

2



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TODAY'S TIDE

  • high
    01:59
    1.65m
  • low
    07:45
    0.43m
  • high
    14:53
    2.14m
  • low
    20:52
    0.85m

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Apollo Bay issued at Thu, 26 May 14:36

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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