West Beach (129) lies 1 km west of Robe and is the closest exposed surfing beach to Robe. There is a car park off Adam Gordon Lindsay Drive, with a 150 m walk down to the northern end of the beach. Waves average 1.5 m at the northern end decreasing slightly in lee of Cape Lannes toward the southern end. The waves produce a 100 m wide bar cut by several beach rips. The most hazardous section is just below the car park where reefs also occupy the surf. This beach is not recommended for swimming and should only be used by experienced surfers. It is however a popular spot for beach fishing.
Beach Length: 1.6km
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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches.
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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.