There are three beaches in the vicinity of Southend. Southend Jetty beach (67) is a small pocket of sand, with usually calm conditions or low waves. Southend west beach (68) lies between the rocks of the cape and the Lake Frome drain entrance and is a 300 m long low,... Read more
There are three beaches in the vicinity of Southend. Southend Jetty beach (67) is a small pocket of sand, with usually calm conditions or low waves. Southend west beach (68) lies between the rocks of the cape and the Lake Frome drain entrance and is a 300 m long low, flat beach with usually low waves. It is used to launch small boats, in addition to the boat ramp at the jetty. The drain entrance is usually plugged with sand, and only opens in winter following heavy rain.
Southend main beach is the most suitable and most popular for swimming and catching the low waves. It has good access and is right next to Southend’s facilities. If you are driving up Burdon beach be careful of rips, stay inshore and on the bar and clear of any rip channels.
The best surf is along Burdon beach where there are many kilometres of usually empty surf.
The jetty and rocks around the cape are the most popular fishing areas, otherwise up the beach in the rip gutters and holes.
A nice, quiet, protected settlement and beach, more popular with the locals and regular visitors than the passing tourist.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 2/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0067